Sunday, February 25, 2024

Playing The Go back of the Sunshine – BionicOldGuy


In spite of everything the hot storms we’ve had, it’s great we’ll be getting neatly over every week of great climate. I took benefit of it the day prior to this with a bit of over two hours of brisk using to the west after which southeast.

It’s feeling beautiful spring-like, no less than quickly, for February, with our Magnolia tree in bloom.
Oak Glen Ave, Heading up the hill in opposition to Llagas avenue

I’ve my recumbent arrange in a brand new configuration with two small 20″ (iso 406 mm) wheels and the seat from my outdated motorbike. That is comfy however significantly extra aerodynamic than the outdated motorbike so it’s quicker. The previous day was once my first lengthy check of this setup and I truly find it irresistible. With skinnier (28 mm) tires it’s speedy on smoother roads. With fatter tires like 32 or 38 mm it will probably take care of rougher roads. If I need to be quicker, like for doing a Strava document try, I will be able to put the larger 28 inch (700c or iso 622 mm) wheels on and the brand new seat which is a lot more reclined. Switching some of the configurations takes a question of mins now that I’m used to it. It’s great to have this type of versatility out of 1 motorbike. On account of this I now handiest personal two motorcycles which has freed up some space for storing within the storage. This additionally is helping in dialog, as I don’t have to provide an explanation for to non-cyclisting fanatics why I want 3 motorcycles (which will get a bit of delicate…).

Entrance 20″ wheel off my outdated motorbike, and a brand new wheel I ordered for the again
This can be a drawback of small wheels. The place the purple arrow is you’ll be able to see the rear derailleur hangs down with reference to the bottom. It might be unhealthy if it dragged at the flooring because of a flat. However I verified that at worst it nonetheless clears the bottom by means of an inch with the tire deflated. Shut name! It almost definitely would now not be a good suggestion to experience this setup off-road or on truly tough roads


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