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Monday, March 4, 2024

Having fun with The Return of the Sunshine – BionicOldGuy


After all of the current storms we’ve had, it’s good we’ll be getting properly over every week of good climate. I took benefit of it yesterday with somewhat over two hours of brisk driving to the west after which southeast.

It’s feeling fairly spring-like, not less than briefly, for February, with our Magnolia tree in bloom.
Oak Glen Ave, Heading up the hill in the direction of Llagas highway

I’ve my recumbent arrange in a brand new configuration with two small 20″ (iso 406 mm) wheels and the seat from my previous bike. That is snug however significantly extra aerodynamic than the previous bike so it’s sooner. Yesterday was my first lengthy take a look at of this setup and I actually prefer it. With skinnier (28 mm) tires it’s quick on smoother roads. With fatter tires like 32 or 38 mm it may well deal with rougher roads. If I wish to be sooner, like for doing a Strava report try, I can put the larger 28 inch (700c or iso 622 mm) wheels on and the brand new seat which is rather more reclined. Switching among the many configurations takes a matter of minutes now that I’m used to it. It’s good to have this type of versatility out of 1 bike. Due to this I now solely personal two bikes which has freed up some space for storing within the storage. This additionally helps in dialog, as I don’t have to elucidate to non-cyclisting fanatics why I want three bikes (which will get somewhat refined…).

Entrance 20″ wheel off my previous bike, and a brand new wheel I ordered for the again
It is a draw back of small wheels. The place the crimson arrow is you possibly can see the rear derailleur hangs down near the bottom. It could be unhealthy if it dragged on the bottom as a result of a flat. However I verified that at worst it nonetheless clears the bottom by an inch with the tire deflated. Shut name! It most likely wouldn’t be a good suggestion to journey this setup off-road or on actually tough roads



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