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Monday, February 26, 2024

Having fun with The Return of the Sunshine – BionicOldGuy

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

It’s feeling fairly spring-like, no less than briefly, for February, with our Magnolia tree in bloom.
Oak Glen Ave, Heading up the hill in 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 comfy however significantly extra aerodynamic than the previous bike so it’s sooner. Yesterday was my first lengthy check 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 possibly deal with rougher roads. If I need to be sooner, like for doing a Strava file try, I can put the larger 28 inch (700c or iso 622 mm) wheels on and the brand new seat which is way 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 fans why I want three bikes (which will get slightly refined…).

Entrance 20″ wheel off my previous bike, and a brand new wheel I ordered for the again
This can be 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 might be unhealthy if it dragged on the bottom attributable to a flat. However I verified that at worst it nonetheless clears the bottom by an inch with the tire deflated. Shut name! It in all probability wouldn’t be a good suggestion to trip this setup off-road or on actually tough roads

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