Not to derail this thread, but does anyone have pics of the cheese trail? My uncle is coming along this year and seems intent on taking a touring bike. I am having a hard time trying to explain the "unique" conditions of the cheese trail.
Unfortunately, you can have photos of the Cheese Country Trail that show the trail surface at that one spot along the 40 mile stretch. What the photo doesn't show is the frequent changes in trail surface and materials used to create said trail surface(s). It's the damn breaker rock that gets to me.
I hear chickenlegs going to chicken out this year and not show.
i heard chicken legs needs a beer at brocach. any takers?
My BALLS ride this year is a Scwinn Voyaguer from a pawn shop rebuilt with a Salsa WoodChipper and Brooks leather tape (thanks Nelson), Flux saddle, XTR/CaneCreek brakes, LX/XTR derailleurs, Dura-Ace shifters, Chris King hubs on Velocity rims. I'll be running 1.9" Bontrager 29'er tires at around 40psi. I'm cutting/threading the spokes and lacing the wheels tomorrow night. Pic shows temp. wheels/tires and gold cable housing (will change to black)I had most parts laying around, so this'll work for now. I might try and find a quality frame for next year. So far it's comfy and rolls smooth. We'll see how it fairs on the Cheese!