Saturday, January 14, 2017

Even Cyclist Need Faith! & SART Saturday

This video was sent to me so I asked if I could post it on my blog, permission granted! So I figure I won't use any name, Err cough cough.........RON & DIXIE !!!! Ha ha ha!

I guess Ron racked the tandem after their ride last week. They drove home but realized when they got home, the front wheel was not in the truck. Uh oh! So, hope I get the story right, Dixie talks Ron into driving all the way back figuring it would still be there. They don't live far from us so I know it was at least a 30 mile drive one way home. 60 Home and back to Rampart where we usually park around the corner. So 60 miles later and over 1 1/2 hours, they return and the wheel is still there! Talk about Faith!

So this is the video footage sent to me, I just added the intro and credits.

Saturday Gina and I rode the tandem, it's been a while! Gina hasn't been on the bike much lately so I was expecting the worst. But she did pretty good and we ended up with an average of 16.3 over the 44 miles. I was ready to get tortured today but it wasn't all that bad, thank goodness!

One point that almost killed me was the steep ramp just South of Moon Park. Strava has it at 15.4% but it's only like 30 yards or so. Gina pulled a cramp going up the short hill and couldn't pedal. Have you ever tried to ride up a 15% grade with a one legged stoker on the back of a tandem? :-O

Old Faithful Jose rode with us and did help ups along the way. Ran into Ron at Edna Park and had a pretty good chat. Ron and Mark at the coast then Alex a bit later.

A really nice day and what made it even better is that we saw Bad Bob on the trail! :-P

Jose, Gina, and Ron (PinoyBnter)

I didn't think that it was that cold but after seeing my nipple..........

Somebody's got some spiffy wheels!

I'm not sure but I think the dude in the red is getting ready to sing to the dude in green! :P


  1. Take it from me the dude in red can't sing a lick ha ha.

  2. Can't be any worse than me, M.L. ha ha ha!