Saturday, March 19, 2011

RCCS Coffee Ride

Patrick and I enjoyed a 29m RCCS CR this morning, early enough for me to make the track meet and and for Patrick to make a party. It was a good time for sure. And the ham and asagio muffin outstanding, truly. More thoughts at RCCS.

As part of the ride discussion, I am having serious considerations in selling the Bleriot. I have other bikes that can do what it does as well or better and I find that I enjoy other bikes more. If I didn't know better, it would be great to have it forever, but my LHT commuter can do the gravel, the BR can do roadie bag packing reasonably well, and the IF can do the road much better. In a very informal, anecdotal lift test, the weight difference between Patrick's enormous, double-top-tubed AHH and the Bleriot was sort of embarrassing. The "Thin the Herd" project will take place this summer, and surprisingly, the ol'650B might be part of that.

4 comments:

Doug said...

With the new IF in the barn, I would expect the Bleriot to get ignored. Better to sell to someone that would ride it more often. My two cents.

Coach said...

I'm inclined to agree Doug.

Apertome said...

At first I thought it might make more sense to sell the Litespeed, given your fit issues with it, but I imagine it's a lot livelier than the Bleriot, too.

Tex69 said...

I'm in the process of modifying the BR to address the comfort issues, bringing the handlebar up. Losing some weight in the Fall did a bit of that as well. And the BR feels *much* livelier too. Yep, that's the direction I'm going in.

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