Monday, July 19, 2010

New Bike!

I brought home a new bike this week. Not a light-weight racer like I work on lately, but a beast of a bike: 38 lbs of steel and rubber.


From new bike


These really fat-tires were developed for snow and I hope to try it in the snow soon, but for now, it works on any other surface just as well. Though the rack on the back will carry quite a bit of luggage, for this weekend trip I loaded just a little.

From new bike
Three of us set out for a short one-night exposure to the joy of mountain bike touring. No high speeds, no trailers, no luxuries: Just the bare necessities. We road from Harrisville, MI, to the Negwegon State Park where we were able to camp on the shore of Thunder Bay.
Nick:
From new bike
Paul:
From new bike
Me:
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From new bike
The view from our campsite:
From new bike
From new bike
The wind was whipping, all the tents had to be staked down, and there was little hope of a campfire. The wind did keep the mosquitoes at bay though. Once the sun went down, the wind died down, and it was just seconds till we were scrambling for our individual tents.

Scrambling for shelter from the mosquitoes.
From new bike
In the morning we packed it all up and road back to Harrisville. The new bike is a champ, the big tires rolled easily through sandy patches that had the others walking, and on the road I had no problem keeping up. Total miles for the two days was around 62. All three of us look forward to the next chance to go.

Paul readies his bike for the next trip:
From new bike

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