Yesterday the sun was out so I decided to make a mad dash down
to the river.
I live almost exactly 10 miles from the Kentucky River and as
a bonus it is almost all downhill
( the flip side is that it is
almost all uphill coming home. ).
A couple of days earlier a F3 tornado wandered through the
county causing a lot of damage and killed a couple of people.
This is only the second time I have been down to the river.
The first time was only a couple of days after I got my Sequoia Comp
It ended in a disaster. I was using toe clips at the time and 'unclipped'
the left foot and fell to the right.
After I got up, had a bit of water, then mounted the bike and promptly
fell over again.
I had tried going to far to soon after about a 35 year layoff...
This time I rolled down to the river at about 17 mph and rolled to
an easy stop after unclipping my SPDs. ( Unfortunately my sigma
computer *reset* all of the trip data when I came to a stop...arrgh.)
Coming back I averaged 12 mph ( the computer did not reset on the
return trio and I did not fall over
The river was up so there was hardly any traffic on the trip ( see the