Having fun with The Return of the Sunshine – BionicOldGuy

After all of the current 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 somewhat over two hours of brisk driving to the west after which southeast.

It’s feeling fairly spring-like, a minimum of briefly, 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I’ve my recumbent arrange in a brand new configuration with two small 20″ (iso 406 mm) wheels and the seat from my outdated bike. That is snug however significantly extra aerodynamic than the outdated bike so it’s sooner. 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 probably deal with rougher roads. If I need to be sooner, 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 far 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 space for storing within the storage. This additionally helps in dialog, as I don’t have to elucidate to non-cyclisting fans why I want three bikes (which will get somewhat 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Entrance 20″ wheel off my outdated bike, and a brand new wheel I ordered for the again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 pink arrow is you possibly can see the rear derailleur hangs down near the bottom. It could be unhealthy if it dragged on the bottom as a result of a flat. However I verified that at worst it nonetheless clears the bottom by an inch with the tire deflated. Shut name! It in all probability wouldn’t be a good suggestion to trip this setup off-road or on actually tough roads

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