Wednesday, September 14, 2011

7,000 miles on the LHT

Odometer turned over the 7,000 mile mark today.  
It took 2 years to do it.... but may be more in the next 2 years.

The Long Haul Trucker has been a great choice in bikes.   Carries lot of equipment and rides so nice.  It is not fast, but neither am I.  Lately I have been considering the purchase of a recumbent...   but so far just in the thinking stage.

After 7,000 miles I have concluded:
-Marathon Plus Tires are the way to go for me.
-I change out the chain about every 2,000 miles
-I change out the rear cassette with the 3rd chain
-I love the Brooks Flyer saddle
-I like my air horn
-I like the cateye odometer better than the Planet Bike one
-Lots of blinking lights get you noticed
-The Stem Captain Therometer is nice
-I do not like riding into the wind
-Steep Rolling hills are a challenge
-Seems whereever I choose to put up the tent, it is wrong.
-People like Surly Bikes.

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