My first experiences

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by mzweili, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. mzweili

    mzweili Well-Known Member

    Four days ago I got for the first time on my Silvio. It was a sunny afternoon, but awfully cold and windy. I did some rolling downhill and put my feet on the pedals. But most of the time it was the bike who decided in which direction we went.
    Today finally spring showed up in our country. Temperature was up and I was good for a second try. After half an hour things fell in place, I realized several starts on flat and slight slopes, some of them acceptably straight. Also, taking considerable space, I did successfully a couple of figure 8.
    I realized that a little sitting up helps a lot for starts and turns. Also getting quickly up to some speed stabilizes the bike as well as the rider.
     
  2. ratz

    ratz Well-Known Member

    Alright now we are talking

    Congrats Marc on the weather and the ride. Keep the updates coming. The Mrs may consider tonight weather warm enough to try again here as well.
     
  3. Charles.Plager

    Charles.Plager Recumbent Quant

    Chapeau!

    Chapeau!
     
  4. mzweili

    mzweili Well-Known Member

    RIDING WET ROADS

    First time that the bike trail is free of snow and ice. This afternoon I was out for a little longer stretch on our locale bike trail. There is still a lot of snow on the side at many places.
    Once again I followed Ivan's recommendation and installed a set of CRUD RoadRacer MK2. Only my Bentup seatbag got some splashes, probably the longer tail end (supplied) would prevent this.
     
  5. trplay

    trplay Well-Known Member

    Lets see some more photos of

    Lets see some more photos of that aero bag. I bought one based on your previous photos and am having a heck of a time getting it to fit. Seems it is much too wide for the seat. :(
     
  6. mzweili

    mzweili Well-Known Member

    Bent Up Cycles Aero Bag

    Trplay,
    here how I made the bag fit.
     
  7. mzweili

    mzweili Well-Known Member

    Bent Up Cycles Aero Bag

    and here what is needed to make it fit. The drawing for this bracket you will find under: ''Spring is HERE!! lets see your RIDE!!''

     
  8. mzweili

    mzweili Well-Known Member

    Bike path ''Parcour des Anses''

    some small video cuts from yesterday's ride on Quebec's most beautiful bike path called ''Parcour des Anses''.
    Sorry for the sometimes shacking and inclined view. I'm still trying to find a better camera mounting position.


    http://youtu.be/VDAu80uM7iA

    http://youtu.be/f7XB3vycar0

    http://youtu.be/gmG3zc-jvkM

    http://youtu.be/lXeHuI0zHD4
     
  9. Rick Youngblood

    Rick Youngblood Well-Known Member

    Nice videos Marc.
    I like how


    Nice videos Marc.

    I like how they put separate the pedestrians and bikes on the bike trails. Beautiful sunny day up there.

    You ride the Silvio like a pro too I see, good job!
     
  10. richa

    richa Active Member

    Nice bike path

    I'm envious of your bike path.
    If we had bike path's like that in the U.S. biking might be more popular here.
     
  11. super slim

    super slim Well-Known Member

    Marc,
     I thought Vancouver's


    Marc,
    I thought Vancouver's bike paths around the coast were stunning, but Quebec has trumped it!

     
  12. mzweili

    mzweili Well-Known Member

    Cruise boat season

    2 pictures from this morning ride
     
  13. Rick Youngblood

    Rick Youngblood Well-Known Member

    Marc, great pic's, beautiful

    Marc, great pic's, beautiful location! I see you are still enjoying the sunshine up north!
     

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