im - 8/19/2008 02:19:00 PM
Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
In the mailbag from Cornbread:
What up Andy!
Got the LHT built up and took her out for a spin this past weekend. Several of my buddies and I rode from Lincoln, NE to Ponca, NE (155 miles) and camped. Then four of us rode back the next day. It was....oh pretty good! The LHT is super comfy and is quickly becoming my favorite bike.
Got some pics of the LHT and the Ponca ride here ---> http://cornbreadblog.blogspot.com/
Cornbread won the frame in his pursuit of glory in the TransIowa. He's right, you know. The LHT is a kick ass bike. First you get on and you're all "It feels weird. Low. Heavy. I don't know guys." And then you put a bunch of crap on it, bags filled with your clothes and a tent that you bought for car camping but you don't want to buy another one just for this so you'll live, and a bunch of other stuff, and then you try to lift your bike and you're all like Woah, I can't pedal this much weight. And then you try. And you can. And it doesn't feel that much different to ride than it did without all the extra stuff loaded up. A bit more effort up the hills, but not that much. And that's when the light goes on and you go Oooooohhhhhh....I get it now.
But I don't need to tell you. Or do I?