Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Central Florida
Bikes: Giant Defy Composite, Spechialized Ruby (hers), Gary Fisher Wahoo (hers), Jamis Coda Sport, Niner RLT9
I enjoy my B17 so much, I thought I'd ride somebody elses...
Well, once a B17 is broken in, there is no better ride for most people. I enjoy mine quite a lot, but decided to ride an older one this morning. 70 years older, actually. Quite broken in, but well maintained. It was quite a ride, 13 of us went for 1,000' of elevation, 75 MPH average, 155 MPH top speed. There was plenty of vibration thru the aluminum frame, but we all took it with a smile. Well, maybe the pilot and co-pilot weren't smiling because they were working. But the rest of us had big goofy grins and plenty of bantor above the drone of those 4 Wright Cyclones....
Oh, did I mention this B 17 was of the Boeing variety. I love my Brooks, but for today, If it ain't Boeing, I ain't going