Fat Guy Rolling
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Louisville Kentucky
Bikes: Bacchetta Agio, 80s Raleigh Record single-speed, Surly Big Dummy
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'Bent Gravel Ride
Over the last couple of years, I've been doing gravel rides with some friends. This isn't something I would normally do on a recumbent, but due to my neck issue, the 'bent is the only bike I can ride for any distance right now.
Yesterday, I went on a 40-mile ride with four other guys. I rode the 'bent, and was the only one that did. Compared to my Surly LHT, the usual gravel machine, the Bacchetta Agio was a little more squirrelly in the loose stuff, but the disc brakes made the descents more manageable.
I fell behind on the climbs, but that probably has as much to do with my weight gain and lack of fitness as the bike.
It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day. I got my first sunburn of the year.