That's great. It must be nice to know you can go for it and use most of the road. We're mountain bikers, but last year we rode a Queensland mountain bike ride next to a closed public road that is only used once a year for hill climbs, and there was heaps of road riders on it having fun.the road has recently been closed to car/truck traffic, remaining open to pedestrians and cyclists.
You are Dutch too? That is a typical Dutch/Belgian thing if i’m correct. Crazy idiots calling themselfs “wielrenners”.Kind of a sore subject, (in regards to the "road warriors")... where I live, the "spandex clowns" gang together and operate under mob rule. 3 to 4 abreast in a pack of 12 - 30. Try to get around them and they actually start moving even farther left and flipping the bird. I really resent this mentality, as I am a class A driver and certified driving instructor. These guys are very dangerous when you get more than 4 or five together. Public roads are not the place to fantasize that you're competing in the Tour de'France... so no, not looking forward to this aspect of Spring in the slightest.
Bill, a N(2U)BD is always a bonus. It's great you're getting out, particularly in the bush. No cars, serene, perfect. Your neck issue is ok with riding?Got my new to me Surly Cross Check out for its first real “adventure ride”. Been limited to asphalt so far. Stopped by the local co-op on the way. Picked up a seat post with more setback and a great tailbag. Both much better.
Rode oil field asphalt, gravel, sandy trails. Pretty much what this all arounder was meant for. Combination of nice steel frame and 700c 41mm tires made for a great ride. A good day on an excellent bike....
I rode it last year as well, and had a GRAND time! Just my wife and me and 29,998 of our closest friends!I'm going to be doing the NYC 5 Bouroughs in 2 weeks. Last year I did it with ZERO training and i was fine except for my backside. I think I better get on my bike NOW and get my saddle callouses built up.