Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Colorado Bound for the Ride the Rockies

Carolynn and I are off to Colorado for the Ride the Rockies Tour. This will be Carolynn's first trip out to Colorado. She has never climbed any mountains nor ridden at altitude. Hopefully we did enough training to prepare for the climbs. I am personally looking forward to the descents. A 375+ pound bike can really get hauling down those mountains. Carolynn said we can not go over 50 mph. I am going for at least 65 mph so I can beat my personal record of 62. Don't worry honey, when you ask how fast we are going it will be 49 - what you don't know will not hurt you...

I have spent the last month going over every bolt, nipple and bearing on our Burley Duet. She is basically brand new and looking sweet. I also put on a new set of Ritchey Slicks. I really like them so far. Let's hope they hook up well descending Black Canyon.



We finally figured out how we were going to transport the beast to Glenwood Springs. Thanks to Dave Wathen, we converted a motorcycle carrier to a tandem carrier. It works great. Check out the sweet bracket that I made.

4 comments:

Mark Studnicki said...

Question: How did you "train" for riding long climbs, at altitude, in Kansas?

Chris Locke said...

One of Carolynn's clients as a oxygen tent/chamber that he let her use. Actually a cool little thing. I wish I could afford one.

Jackie said...

Now let me get this straight...this is your vacation, right? You guys are weird. Ever hear of going to a high class resort and relaxing? Perhaps, even taking a spa day? Just a thought. Have fun :)

Jackie said...

U guys still alive? Or has Carolynn finally wised up and pushed u off a cliff? Oh, wait, I mean watched in horror as u "accidently" fell off the cliff :)

I'm just kidding....(not really) LOVE YA!!!