Well, tomorrow morning (Monday June 14) @ 6am, my tour from Reno to the Grand Canyon begins. Finally it's here!
My bike is a Motobecane aluminum as follows....Ultegra 26,40,50 triple, 12-27 10 spd cassette, carbon fork, Richey Pro wheels and 28 cm Gatorskins. I installed a very high bar stem and double wraped the bars...quite comfy. Total weight without water...24.5 lbs. I'm pulling a Bob trailer, went from a 45 psi tire to a 90 psi one. Total weight of Bob (including water and all cargo) is 51 pounds.
My riding buddy is also towing a Bob so our average mph should be similar. I know I could have packed lighter but my test rides have been really successful. The only critisism of the Bob I have is that you must pay more attention to steering and not let down your "riding focus".
I tried about a 9% grade this morning and made it in 1st gear.
Anyways, I'll be "off the air" for a couple weeks but will take pics and post the results upon my return....take care. Raydog