19 or so miles on the American River Trail
I want to rack up more than my pledged miles for this month (I pledged 150). After today's ride I am more than 1/3 of the way there and we are less than 1/3 through May so I have hope.
I saw a surprising number of brightly clad jersey wearing riders out today. Many travelling in packs. I was again in my "roadie disguise" bombing along at about 14mph on the way out.
On the way back it was, admittedly, slightly uphill, but I was slower than I expected.
I had traveled to my starting place in the hatchback, so I folded my trike for transport.
When I unfolded it, I had forgotten to make sure the chaintubes were all in their proper places.
Bad Triker, No Biscuit!
It took 11 miles for the tube to work its way back to the rear derailer and proceed to get all torn up and another 8 miles for me to notice it (ie. I didn't look until I was back at the car).
So I'll have to trim off the chewed up part and have a slightly shorter tube back there. And I suppose I ought to inspect the derailuer for bits of plastic.
Lightweight irrigation tubing makes fine chain tubes. And then the folks who sell the idler I have my eye on also sell super slick extra special tubes. I might go that route.
Riding on Saturday, maybe on Sunday.
Pollen count is super high right now and riding two days in a row might be foolish. We'll see.