Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Raleigh XXIX: Awesome ride!

Needed to try the Raleigh XXIX on some different terrain so I headed over to George C Waldo SP Tuesday after work and did my usual down to the lake and back up ride on the Where's Waldo Trail.  The bike felt really nimble and I was railing some of the corners but the creaking of the Eccentric Bottom Bracket started almost immediately.  Later down the trail I checked the tension and it wasn't that bad so I kept riding.  

Couldn't have asked for a better day!  When I got back to the lot, there was another car parked next to mine with a bike rack.  I never saw anyone on my way up but then again I came up Daffy so I could have missed who ever was riding down.  I did hear someone and perhaps they were riding down the access road to the water.  In the lot there was a guy from Newtown getting to ride and I asked him if he wouldn't mind parking perpendicular to the entrance in order to get more cars there.  If more people parked this way you could 6 to 8 cars in there as opposed to 3 or 4 the other way.

Still need to get another pinch screw for the EBB because one of the cheap aluminum screws stripped in the hex socket and I can't tighten it anymore.  Need to get some steel or titanium screws, or just replace the EBB altogether with a Carver or a Bushnell.

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