Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Another failed attempt
We thought about the road bike but it just did not materialize.
Hellmut: Surly Crosscheck Singlespeed
Gumby: Gary Fisher Presidio
Straight Shot: Surly 1x1 29er fixed gear
As Charlie would say: "Can't teach an old dog new tricks"
Tonights ride took us to Kirkland,IL via Motel rd, then grove west , to Church, to Aldrich , to Johnson, to Baseline, to Ault, to Maple, to Pearl and then into Downtown. We had a wicked headwind all the way. My Asthma started to complain so I shot it down with some albuterol and donned the everpresent Craft Balaclava. Gumby was aero-dynamik with his shiny jacket. We left Kirkland after hanging out at the closed gas station and took 72 straight shooting all the way to Genoa. We hit top speeds of over 28mph on the fixed gear. We then took 23 north to lloyd to Brickville back. 3 hours + of saddle time and legs felt great.
have a good one,