Thanks that good to know. If it gets to crazy, I will call my sag (aka my wife)Careful out there.
On Rt 2 this past June, there was a fatality during the Treck Across Maine going from Sunday River to Farmington on Day 1.
Theres a lot of logging going on out there, not so much on the weekends but during the week you're sharing the road with trucks with bark flying off isn't the most fun.
Happened a mile behind someone we know that was doing the ride.On Rt 2 this past June, there was a fatality during the Treck Across Maine going from Sunday River to Farmington on Day 1.
Merlin (titanium), Kestrel (one piece composite), Alan (bonded composite) Kirk (cast magnesium), Vitus (bonded aluminum), Cannondale (welded aluminum), I've ridden them (a benefit of working in a high end bike shop). I still keep coming back to steel.Sorry, no one borrows the Merlin since it's so rare.
I will know more on Wednesday. When I find out what they need me for.Merlin (titanium), Kestrel (one piece composite), Alan (bonded composite) Kirk (cast magnesium), Vitus (bonded aluminum), Cannondale (welded aluminum), I've ridden them (a benefit of working in a high end bike shop). I still keep coming back to steel.
I'll have blocks of possible ride time free from fest duties and events on Friday afternoon, Saturday before breakfast, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon, and maybe Monday morning depending on when I have to depart for home.
Friday night / Saturday early morning is expected to be down near freezing. Saturday night / Sunday morning in the low to mid 40's (5c), and there's no group breakfast that day.
What I'm thinking is to use Friday noon/afternoon to ride into Bethel to scope things out and see what's open for breakfast on Sunday. Then Sunday ride to breakfast, pick up some stuff for lunch, and ride back in time for the show starting at 10.
That's my thinking anyway.
I'll pack the helmet, clothes, shoes and pedals on the off chance that can occur. I ususally ride a 56 cm road frame (32 inch inseam, size 11+ shoe). Would the tandem's 'engine bay' accommodate that swap?I wasn't sure if we would bring the tandem this year, but it looks like there will be quite a few with bikes so we're in. Lug_Nut, you'll have to fight my wife for her stoker seat, but we could give it a try if you wanted to go for a ride. She recently had surgery on her arm so she was riding one handed for a bit.
Might be, his right hand is empty.Lug_Nut, so this isn't you?
Climbing in a seated position, even without aerobars is good.... as you're actually more efficient.This is an injury that had come up in the past month. I had been hoping that it would be temporary and resolved by now.
I've had clip-on aero extenders but don't think I'm in the condition that allows climbing from the seated position that they require.
My straight cog days are long behind me now. 13-18 cluster with 42-53 rings? Yeah, back in my 20s and 30s. Now it's 13-23....but I also have race gruppo on the bikes and not compact (53/12 to 39/25), so I'm out more than others.