Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    In Banff, AB Dwagenheim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Eugene, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Cannondale F400, Worksman Trike (customized for hauling)
    Posts
    1,622
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Please use a descriptive title

    Whew. I think I made up for not cycling yesterday. I decided to get bold and see how many miles I could conquer by going out west towards the everglades. I made it all the way to Buffalo Tigers airboat ride/gift shop place (at the edge of the Miccosukee Indian Reservation) and ate a small lunch and chatted with Bufallo and his beautiful Columbian assistant before heading back. I think right now, 60 miles is probably my limit unless I were to start earlier in the day and take more breaks. But I was happy with what I did today considering the most I've done since my training hiatus was 30.

    I did a lot of thinking during my ride. I was thinking about adding some "bar ends" in unconventional places on my handlebar for a some change in hand position changes. I'll have to draw some things up and post them on BikeForums for some of the experts to check out.

    I saw a lot of road kill as I was on the long stretch towards the end. I was thinking of taking pictures of interesting road kill on my trip and then making a coffee table book from it. Think it would sell? Maybe I need to bring some music along next time to keep myself from these crazy thoughts. Some of the roadkill I saw was: frogs, giant grasshoppers, snakes, alligators, a bird, a racoon, and I think that was about it.
    One really large alligator caught my eye. Its tail was missing and I thought it may have been poached. But Buffalo Tiger told me its not uncommon for people to pull over and cut the heads and tails off of alligator road kill cuz they're worth money.
    Although spotting the variety of roadkill was entertaining at times, I didn't really enjoy some of the smells.
    In other news, I have some funky tan (er, burn) lines from my shorts and jersey.

    Tonight I'm off to Tobacco Road with Mom to listen to some live music and maybe dance a little if the legs allow it.

    Thanks for reading,

    Ouch! Cramp!
    Dave
    www.cyclingtheamericas.org
    Prudoe Bay, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina by bike...eventually. (2/3 done!)
    Support Organic Farming
    Whirrled Peas - No War!

  2. #2
    Ich bin ein Lowlander! toolfreak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Atlantic Ocean, France
    Posts
    583
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Dave,

    I know you ride a Bob Yak, pulling a trailer fully loaded can be very harsh
    The most i`ve done with my trailer (35 kg) was 60 miles in the Scottish Highlands and i was totally exhausted.
    So if you do 60 already, its only getting beter :thumbup:
    Mark







    Dancevalley 2th of august 2003 -> JXL, Laidback luke, Sasha, John Digweed, Monica Krusse.....and on!

  3. #3
    In Banff, AB Dwagenheim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Eugene, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Cannondale F400, Worksman Trike (customized for hauling)
    Posts
    1,622
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Tool,

    Actually, I haven't strapped on my Yak just yet. I am going to soon tho. I am still getting those leg muscles stretched out without the extra weight. I'll give a full report of the Yak's performance when I do put that sucka on tho.

    Peace

    Dave
    www.cyclingtheamericas.org
    Prudoe Bay, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina by bike...eventually. (2/3 done!)
    Support Organic Farming
    Whirrled Peas - No War!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •