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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tandeming for Breakfast

Spent Friday night changing up the Burley for a ride with Katie.  I wanted to put on a new stem only to find out that none of mine fit.  I will have do some research but I think it means I have a 1 1/8 head tube.  From what I understand unless you have hydros, it is recommended to have in addition to the rim brakes a drum brake in the rear.  Or, as I have seen, disc brakes work as well.  What I think I will do is try to find a 60 or 80 mm squishy with a lockout and has both brake posts and disc tabs.  Or I can just get a Surly 1x1 fork and stay rigid.

Katie and I rode to the Sandy Hook diner for breakfast this morning.  Then we headed over to the Fairfield Hills Campus.  The climb up Mine Hill was fun and needed Granny's help on that hill.  Then we rode the town path that goes further up hill.  Then it was all down hill (overall) from there.  We rode to Currituck and then down through Pond Brook and home.  15+ miles and 1600 feet of climbing in the span of 1 hour and 45 minutes (not including breakfast).

Next week we are going to ride to another diner, have breakfast and then continue our ride and try and 20 miles.  Of course I have to get her to pedal a little more.  I think I did 75% of the pedaling.  Great training though.

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