A Cheap Road Bike

For those that know me – they know that I like a bike that can handle extended days in the saddle on rough roads. Specialized has a fantastic bike for these kinds of adventures in the Tri-Cross but know they are going into the gravel racing/endurance events with the Specialized AWOL. Despite the fact that … Continue reading “A Cheap Road Bike”

Bike TravelFor those that know me – they know that I like a bike that can handle extended days in the saddle on rough roads. Specialized has a fantastic bike for these kinds of adventures in the Tri-Cross but know they are going into the gravel racing/endurance events with the Specialized AWOL. Despite the fact that there is not a lot of data out about them currently, I am hoping they will have them at the upcoming demo days so I can possibly go AWOL on 1 Friday evening after work!

We arrived in Pointthe Arena about 4pm and stayed over at the Wharf Master’s Inn, appropriate close to the water. We had a really good ocean view from our deck, so we sat out there and enjoyed our glass of wine prior to going down a quick hill to get pizza for dinner. We watched the sun set from the deck of the restaurant as we enjoyed our ice cream dessert.

Most individuals will be riding with a group, so there are a few factors to think about at the preparing stage. It is imperative that the route is decided just before the start of the tour. Talk to each and every other and agree exactly where you are going, how numerous hours a day you will ride and how typically you will quit. Do you have each fast and slow riders in your group? If you intend to stick with each other, you will want to attain a compromise, but do not try and make slow riders go more quickly that’s a sure fire recipe for difficulty.

I purchased the bike off eBay for 900 GBP which I believed was a bargain but of course turned out to have a number of issues. A new MOT found out that I necessary to forks, new tyres, new chain, new battery and a few other issues which suddenly all became extremely high-priced so watch out for little items like this when searching to acquire. Ideally acquire one particular with a lengthy MOT and tax as this will assist prove the bike is in situation. Check the tyres for tread and cracks and make certain the mileage isn’t as well higher bearing in thoughts these bikes are 2 stroke which do blow up if constantly ridden too tough and completed also a lot of miles.

Yes there will be deals to be had on track bikes when the fad dies but what about all the vintage bikes that have been stripped of their elements and frames painted more than? Riding a multi geared bike is not a lot of upkeep and straightforward to do preserve oneself after you understand. I take pride in preserving my bike and riding a smooth shifting geared bike.