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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Been a few days since we could get online, but since last post we've ridden some sections of the Greenbriar River trail in WVa, and the Montour in Pa. On the Greenbriar we saw a bear come up from the river and cross the trail to vanish into the underbrush. Seeing lots of geese a few snakes, and many bright yellow gold finches along with cotton tails bounding off the trails. A ruffed grouse posed pretty for us before sauntering off into the brush. Picked thimble berries and black berries, and apples of the tree, which by the way taste better than the store bought ones although not as pretty.
Just a thought to ponder! There are signs on the interstate at construction sites saying "be prepared to stop". I think while driving you should always be prepared to stop don't you.
Now staying at Whispering Pines Campground in Washington Pa. to avoid Tanus getting kennel cough from my sisters dog. Weather is cool and overcast, haven't used the AC since leaving Fl. and have ridden our bikes 4 days in a row.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rode the New River trail today from Fries pronounced Freeze to Cliffview and back on the new Cruz Bike Sigma. After letting some air out of the 100 lb. tires the ride got softer on the crushed rock and ballast and was very stable, and found out this is one recumbent that climbs very well. Went down a steep hill to a outfitter store and climbed right back up through the grass and stones. You can really pull back on the bars without wobbling. The Sigma's universal joint steering feels more like an upright than a recumbent. The only problem was pedal to tire interference in sharp turns, kind of like a short wheelbase, and this was only evident in low speed maneuvers which I might add this bike also does well. The Sigma is really designed for speed rather than roughing it and will try this out on some pavement and steep hills in Pa.
Tomorrow back on the Kettwiesel for the Greenbriar River trail in West by God Virginia.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Well sitting here in the 62 degree temps after riding a portion of the New River Trail in Va. Crushed stone but smooth, running along the river, mostly shady, and pretty level. We rode with Steve Dristas, my nephew who just bought a Cycle Genius Falcon from us and said he could ride like that all day. Tomorrow will do another section on the new Cruz Bike, Sigma and see how this innovative steering design works in the rough.
Meanwhile back on the Withlacoochee.....
What was that? Something fast. Oh its Don on the first Catrike 700 RED, catch him if you can.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I guess I can only post 1 pic per day, will not let me post the other 2.

Last day

Today is our last day of work in Fl. for a few months as we will be hitting the road to show the new CRUZ BIKE, Sigma universal joint steered recumbent. See picture or look on Cruz bike's site for full details. Production should start soon. Also see the Catrike 700 Red along with Mark's Goblin adorned 700 speed demon.
And, Have dog, will travel, yes that's the only time he goes 20 mph or more while chasing the Kett. See next pics for Sigma and Red.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The count down is on! Its almost time to go. The camper is ready.
We hope to have some folks join us tonight for the Ice Cream ride. We will be celebrating Regis's Birthday. It is an opportunity to view the new Catrike 700 Red. It's a beauty.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Can you believe it's July already! Time is winding down to the 19th when we'll be leaving to head out to Idaho. The shop will be open on the 4th and 5th for your holiday cycling needs or bike rentals. Seeing all the fireworks tents reminds us of when we sold fireworks as workampers a couple years ago. The mantra was " stack em' high watch em' fly". Have a safe and happy 4th.


Happy 4th

Happy Independence day to all.