Bike Your Drive!
On MtnBikeRiders.com, I posted a little blurb about Women who ride, are super cool. I also went into the subject of them being a minority in the sport, but even more of a minority would be black men and women mountain bikers…and the more I think of it…in commuting.
I’m sure this is going to sound really goofy, but I have YET to see a black man or woman commuter on the roads that I ride on. Could it be that The OC is just too white? Once in a great while I’ll see one or two, but the last time that happened was 2 years ago!
I’m curious to know if there are other parts of the country that has a more diverse collection of riders.
Ok first of all they are not CAPRIS, they are KNICKERS!
Now that we have that established, I want to show off my new KNICKERS. I went to the local Goodwill and found these bad boys.
I’m going to take a wild guess that these might be for women, but who cares, I paid $8, not $100 for them!
I recently swapped out my other bars on the Xtracycle because I needed them on my tandem. So I went with this beach cruiser bar that I had. But the only problem was that it was way too big. When ever I had to get on or off the bike, my leg would get caught.
So what I did was cut down the bars about 7 inches on each side…right where the bars started to bend. I reinstalled the grips and place the bar on the Xtracycle.
I then took the excess portion of the bars that I just cut and made them into footsies.
When I drilled the hole into the footsies, I tapped it and installed a screw to prevent it from falling out or moving around too much. I then installed some grips that I had laying around.
I think most people would automatically assume that a Tandem is way longer than any bike out there. But I recently took some pictures to compare the two, and find out which is longer.
Here’s the KHS Tandemania Alite.
Side by side the tandem is about the same length…give or take a couple of inches.