Since we purchased our Salsa Powderkeg tandem in June, it's seen several different incarnations. First, we set it up as a full-on mountain bike, but a plethora of mechanicals proved that it's a ride way more suited for mountain touring than singletrack shredding, and so that's the direction it's been moving. Then we decided to … Continue reading Ride to Thanksgiving: The Bike & Gear
The sun dipped low on the horizon as we pedaled out of Huntingdon and down Rt. 22. It set as we crossed the Juniata River, tossing cotton candy hues into the sky and bathing the few puffy clouds in a pink glow. The world grew darker. The first 40 or 50 miles flew by. Through … Continue reading Ride to Thanksgiving.
Wednesday's weather couldn't have been more perfect. Sunny, 70 degrees, in November? I'll take it! I couldn't have asked for a better day to ride for 8 hours. We set off on the tandem to ride 100 miles. When we mapped it at the end, apparently it was only 97 miles, but we also did … Continue reading First tandem century.
In three weeks, Evan and I plan to ride our tandem from our house to his parents house for Thanksgiving. It's about 200 miles away. We are going to do it in one shot. It's a tradition for him, riding down for the holidays. For the past couple of years I've been envious, but this is … Continue reading To ride 200 miles.
Evan and I have Wednesdays off together now. This means long bike rides. We finally got another set of hubs for the Powderkeg tandem. Hopefully, the new Chris Kings will solve the issues we've been having with the rear hub getting torn apart by the amount of force that we put on that bike. We've gone through … Continue reading To Shingletown and back.
This past Sunday, Evan's parents visited us for the day. We took bikes to the local rail-trail, the Lower Trail, where we were joined by my parents, who decided to try out a tandem bicycle for the first time. Evan and I rode our new Salsa Powderkeg (more on this bike later), and my parents … Continue reading Tandemonium on the Lower Trail.