Tuesday, 8 March 2011

First Fully Loaded Ride

Well the sun was shining and the roads were dry so I thought I'd take the opportunity to get out on the expedition bike fully loaded. Only did 20 miles but chose a hilly route and combined with a strong wind it was a good work out.

  • Bike handled well with it's new racks and panniers
  • New ergonomic grips felt comfortable.
  • New cycling shoes and pedals worked well.
  • My trusty old Brookes leather saddle was as comfortable as ever.
  • I felt good.
  • Not sure about the rolling resistance of the Schwalbe Expedition Tyres. Might have to switch to standard Marathons and increase the puncture risk.
  • It's a lot harder with a fully loaded bike!
  • None of ny scheduled coffee stops en route were in residence.
And here's the proof, with a hazy view of the Wharfe valley in the background.

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