Re: Sportives on Big Dummy/Xtracycle
- I've been semi-regulary doing 35 miles. One way with a load, last couple of times had a pretty good headwind on the way to delivery. Takes a while but doable. I have the extracycle Big Dummy build with the C handlebars and I'm thinking about changing to H-Bars so I have different postions as an option and can get more areodynamic in the wind.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Steve Lange" <steve@...> wrote:
> From: Neil Walsh <walsh.neil@...>
> > Just wondering if anyone has any experience of doing sportives on
> > your Big Dummy/Xtracycle. There's a few coming up here (distances between
> > 50 and 160km, moderate amounts of climbing) and I was thinking of
> > doing them on my BD as it's such a fun bike to cycle, but I am not
> > sure how it would feel over longer distances.
> Go for it! While I prefer my road bike to my Xtracycle for longer distance
> riding, I think nothing of doing 20-30 miles on the X, including towing a
> kiddie trailer with two kids.
> I did a ~30 mile ride one day in the rain to test some new raingear and it was
> fine - and my X doesn't even have foot retention of any kind!
> I haven't done much longer than that yet, but it's certainly do-able. I run
> mine with a triple chainring and wide spaced 7spd MTB cassette in back, so I
> have more than enough gears for whatever might come along and/or whatever I
> may be carrying / towing (or both).
> I'm toying with the idea of doing this September's Rosarito-Ensenada ride
> (50mi.) with the Xtracycle, including a pony keg on the back for "in flight
> refueling" of fellow riders... I'm sure it's not legal or a smart idea, but
> it's a lot of fun to think about!