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Having fun with The Return of the Sunshine – BionicOldGuy

After all of the latest storms we’ve had, it’s good we’ll be getting effectively over per week of good climate. I took benefit of it yesterday with a little bit over two hours of brisk using to the west after which southeast.

It’s feeling fairly spring-like, a minimum of quickly, for February, with our Magnolia tree in bloom.
Oak Glen Ave, Heading up the hill in direction of Llagas street

I’ve my recumbent arrange in a brand new configuration with two small 20″ (iso 406 mm) wheels and the seat from my outdated bike. That is snug however significantly extra aerodynamic than the outdated bike so it’s quicker. Yesterday was my first lengthy check of this setup and I actually prefer it. With skinnier (28 mm) tires it’s quick on smoother roads. With fatter tires like 32 or 38 mm it will possibly deal with rougher roads. If I need to be quicker, like for doing a Strava report try, I can put the larger 28 inch (700c or iso 622 mm) wheels on and the brand new seat which is way more reclined. Switching among the many configurations takes a matter of minutes now that I’m used to it. It’s good to have this sort of versatility out of 1 bike. Due to this I now solely personal two bikes which has freed up some cupboard space within the storage. This additionally helps in dialog, as I don’t have to clarify to non-cyclisting fans why I would like three bikes (which will get a little bit delicate…).

Entrance 20″ wheel off my outdated bike, and a brand new wheel I ordered for the again
It is a draw back of small wheels. The place the purple arrow is you possibly can see the rear derailleur hangs down near the bottom. It might be unhealthy if it dragged on the bottom because of a flat. However I verified that at worst it nonetheless clears the bottom by an inch with the tire deflated. Shut name! It most likely wouldn’t be a good suggestion to experience this setup off-road or on actually tough roads

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