Took my Xtracycle on the HOrsey Hundred. Just did 52 miles the
first day to see how it went. My buddies appreciated being able to
pick up a 12-pack at the Last Chance Store at the county line and just
drop it (split in half) in the Freeloaders.
IN the morning as I was looking for my buddies, I heard somebody
call out "Yea! Xtracycle!" so at least *one* person knew what it
was... but most people had never ever seen the like. Yes, they
thought I was a little warped to be riding it on a long supported ride
- but I explained I was testing it out on hills to see whether I
wanted to take it on the week-long GITAP ride, since I'd want to go
13-14 mph and my Trek doesn't like to do that (or, my butt doesn't
like to do that on the Trek). A few people seemed to think it must be
designed for some very specific function (we must buy a separate
product for everything!) but just as many or more wanted to see its
insides and perceived its elegance.
The blender was popular :-) Hopefully I can figure out a good
working system for packing the STUFF and setting up efficiently.
Bananas, strawberries, yogurt, ice, and a little chocolate syrup...
DId 72 the next day. It was not as much fun... but it was also in
the 90's and I did not have any tea in the morning, which are more
likely reasons why. Volunteer asked me which route I did... "72."
"Holy cow!" Yea, I've thought of that as a paint job...
Picture of tonight's load at
(they're also in
the Xtracycle gallery now!) I was amazed at how unstressful it was to
pedal that much liquid even up a slight upgrade, tho' I wouldn't want
to do the rolling hills of KY!