When Tricia and I bought our Pacifica last fall we decreed that it was not a minivan, but rather an adventure van. Our plan was to use it to transport our bikes and our own bad selves to fun places.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Sunday, June 26, 2022
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
I took my Ti commuter bike/gravel bike/almost touring bike out for a ride and boom, my derailer exploded/melted/died. It's this bike and derailer setup.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
I've been here in Watkins Glen NY less than a month. As far as I can tell everything is uphill. Some a bit, most a lot.
The Catherine Valley trail is slightly uphill for 10 miles. It's a smooth gravel path, 5 miles of which cross no (as in zero) roads. In fact, riding from home we put a foot down only once or twice during 20 mile out and back.
But the other routes out are brutally uphill. These roads are often double-digit grades that hurt.
My plan: Get stronger or die.