Sunday, May 29, 2011

60mi / 96.5km

Sunday morning and left for Hutchinson. The wind was very strong SSE at 25mph which helped a lot. The lift over the velo lifted the door so I had to stop to put extra bungy cords on the door. In the process I got a flat tire in the back and had to stop a second time to change tubes. Still made very good time. I did get a little hot inside with the strong tail wind but I kept the door closed as long as I could. Only opened it when I turned of at Yoder to go North.
This is the best avg to date. Almost the whole trip was uphill but with a tail wind.

Monday morning we loaded the velo on the trailer for the first time and head home in a 30-40mph head wind. The trailer did very well and pulled easy. I do need to change the wheels though and repack the bearings. But still we got a 35mpg avg all the way into that strong wind.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

19.1mi / 30.7km

I met up with Jim Aiken in Wichita this afternoon. He owns a Flevo AW. It is the first velo that I lay my eyes on and what a treat. We went for a little joy ride enjoying the scenery. The suspension on the AW is very impressive and seems to make quite a difference.

69.8mi / 112.3km

Off to a bad start this morning. The battery wires came loose and I lost all lights. I cycled to the next town and found an open auto-body shop that helped me repair the broken wires.

687 South Main Street, Blackwell Oklahoma. 
I don't remember the Shops name but thank you so much for the help.
The rest of the day went pretty good. Kept a good pace and felt good. I had a little cross headwind the whole day.

Friday, May 27, 2011

68.7mi / 110.6km

Left work this afternoon and did a good stretch up to Tonkawa OK where I camped. It was a very nice road with a section that winds along the river. Just before I reached Tonkawa I met up with a cyclist and was trying to speak to him while cycling and in the process broke the door stop in the back off. Not a to big deal. The door just rubs a little on the frame without it. Solved the problem with a couple of plies of poly tape around the door area. Will have to invent  a much better solution.

Got to the campground after 21:00 and rigged a quick tent with a space blanket.

34.1mi / 54.8km

I packed the velo and is off for a x-country trip today. The goal is to go to Hutchinson KS to visit the parents. Will camp along the road one night and will sleep over at grandma in Wichita KS.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

101mi / 163km

Went to Hinton and back today. My knees gave a bit of trouble, so I took it real easy. It was 90F outside and a strong SW was blowing.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

26.9mi / 43.3km

Just had a nice day out cruising along. Met up with Jay at the Boathouse, went by Elemental Coffee House, Pro Bike and Bike One. Jay took a couple of very cool photos. Cheers

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

49.3mi / 79.3km

There was severe thunder storms just before I left work today. Lots of rain. I waited till the worst was over but I still had rain almost all the way back home. It was no problem at all. Technically I staid bone dry inside, but there was enough sweat going around. There was a pretty strong SE wind all the way.

34.0mi / 54.7km

Last night I swapped chain rings. The 73t and 54t is now in front.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

57.9mi / 93.2km

Had a 20mph head wind coming home. I still made good time though. For some reason the gps made two mistakes. Lap 9 and 12 is way off.

33.9mi / 54.6km

It was hard to get up this morning. So I decided to take it very easy. I kept my heart rate just high enough not to fall back asleep. Lucky for me there was a good tail wind and I made it to work in very good time.

Friday, May 6, 2011

8.9mi / 14.4km

On my way to work this morning I had the second flat on the Big Apples. Turns out to be a tire wire that worked its way through. I did not find it the first time around. I decided to take it as a sign and turned around and went back home.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

38.6mi / 62.1km

Greg joined me tonight for a tour around the lakes in his F40. I enjoyed the company and it made me push a little harder tonight. Did a couple of good sprints.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

35.3mi / 56.9km

Went for an easy ride to see if I am over my cold. I felt a little weak but the good news is, it can only get better now. I also tested the live tracking with Instamapper and it seems to work super. What a great service from Instamapper.