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Saturday, August 13, 2011

image for today

Dave has finally received clearance from his surgeon to get on the bike! He was told to start with the trainer and so he did (for about a 15 minute warm-up before busting out onto the pave)- trying hard to follow doctor's orders, but one must maintain some sanity. Needless to say- he is back and getting stronger everyday!


  1. Aunt Jen - Beautiful pictures! The riding out in Palisade is absolutely gorgeous...I'm so incredibly jealous.

    That Alma sure is a different 29er. I was surprised how much I could make the headtube flex :-/

    The 'stache in the last picture is also classic. Nice!

  2. Yeah, I guess its different- neither of us cared for it. I certainly like the speed I can get out of any 29'r, but I found this set up clunky and not especially flexible at all- of course I can't say I have ever appreciated headtube flex on any bike and I'm not sure I'd want to!
    I suspect Trish will not choose the Orbea- but who knows, lots more 29" rigs to demo and, of course, she loved how the Eriksen 650b climbs!