One week till I take the pilgrimage to the SSEC. I am in awe and humbled by some of the beautiful hand made bikes that will show up there. I can’t wait to see them and their owners. Already I’ve spied online some fine examples, such as this Inglis Cycles beauty with S&S couplers, Chris King , Whiskey components… nice. I’ll still have fun on my “modest” Kona Unit.
80 km round trip to Trémelin. Today was a good day. A picnic and beer was ready on arrival, since the family took the car. As a bonus, I happened across an invite-only Specialized event. They had all of their fancy new carbon bikes with squishy suspensions out and their new Fat Bike too.
This could be the greatest city bike ever
Put some fenders on it, and I’ll take one.
Ahh, France! Where else can my Sunday bike ride be interrupted by a bike race? This was the junior race, some poor kids were huffing and puffing off the back of the peloton. I had to navigate the seniors’ race on the way back.
I’ve never been comfortable with at front derailleur on a mountain bike. So the current trend of extended range cogs seems to be a pretty good solution and can add on a 40 or 42 tooth gear instead of stopping at 36. There are several other companies that are also doing this too: OneUp, Hope and Wolf Tooth among others.
When I build up my new bike, I’m going with a standard 11-36 shimano cassette with a 30t chainring. If I need lower gearing, I know where to go.
Sunday sidewalk ride with the kids
Dads be solvin’ problems: Christoph, transporting his kid’s bikes.