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    Gold Country folding bike tour

    Over memorial day weekend, Mrs Yangmusa and I took the train up to Auburn with a few others. Our route was roughly: Capitol Corridor train to Auburn (camp 1), bike to: Georgetown (lunch) Lotus (camp 2) Coloma (gold rush museum) Placerville (lunch) - Shingle Springs (camp 3) Folsom - Sacramento, train back. About 120 miles over 3 days, with 8500 ft of climbing. My 9-speed Birdy keeps amazing me with how capable it is despite the limited gear range, though there was one short hill that was so steep I had to get off and push - but then so did everyone else!

    The Mrs and I have a good system now, where we distribute the food, camping and cooking stuff between us. Both bikes are great for loaded touring, no problem at all carrying all our gear and keeping up with "real" touring bikes.

    My only wish is I could find a height adjustable sport stem for the Birdy, but the US dealer seems to have given up the ghost. Maybe next time I'm in Europe.

    GoldCountry-AmericanRiver..jpgGoldCountry-Birdy-Moulton..jpgGoldCountry-QuietRoad..jpg
    ICE B1, Brompton H6, Schwinn Mirada drop-bar vintage mtb

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    Senior Member stevegor's Avatar
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    You sir, are a lucky man.

    Enjoying such a trip in beautiful country side is one thing, but to have the one you love enjoying it with you is the ultimate joy as a cyclist.

    I've often said "It's great to ride with your friends, but so much better with your sweetheart, 'cos after the ride you get nice cuddles"
    That's something I don't want from my friends!!


    PS: Pic 3 is very poignant.... traveling down the path of life, TOGETHER.
    I'm lame,
    I'm sore,
    I'm stonkered.

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    Looks very enjoyable.

    PS I could have a go at getting a sports adjustable stem for you...

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    Senior Member lucille's Avatar
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    Very nice! Looks like a great area to ride. Mr and I will be taking our Fridays on the road soon.

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    Senior Member Foldable Two's Avatar
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    We are in our small trailer (hard-sided folding trailer, for what it's worth) between Baltimore and DC tonight, and hope to ride the Annapolis/Baltimore trail tomorrow if the rain goes away.

    Got in two good rides in Madison, WI last week, plus one in Missoula, MT a few days earlier.

    We have the Pocket 8's with us.

    Life's good.

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