Saturday, June 13, 2015

Trailering Life

My now front brake-less Merckx is in the Awaiting Maintenance line, so I've switched trailer-towing duties over to the mountain bike.  Today I hauled a big load of laundry to the laundromat to dry and bought groceries.  On the list was dog food, which comes in 15 lb bags and other heavy stuff like half-gallons of milk.  I figured I would try a max load to see how it rode.  To complicate matters a storm blew through so I put rain covers on everything.  This was going to be a great touring simulation, but alas the rain stopped and it cleared up.  The ride home is 230 meters elevation gain with an 8% stretch by Hotel Royal, but it wasn't bad at all.  Trailer rode smooth and my legs didn't protest much.  I'm thinking my MTB will be stuck with this job even after I fix the Merckx.

Max gross weight test

Courtyard matriarch Kitty Mama naps on the unladen trailer 

Nothing to do with bikes: our end of the cortile

Kitty Mama gives the trailer two non-opposable thumbs up

Kitty Mama's daughter Stella  observes from above

Gelsomino che profumo!

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