Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sweet Steel

Since the roads are clear and dry, I took another 20 mile ride today, this time on my 1985 Trek 500. I had an old Avocet saddle on this bike that was not comfortable anymore. So when I got my Brooks saddle for Christmas (it's on the Tricoss), I put the Specialized saddle from that bike on here. It's a good saddle, I had very little trouble with numbness last year, even with the longest single ride of 116 miles. I need to slide the saddle forward an inch or so.

Here's the steel-framed beauty on the Roth Road Bridge over the St. Joe River.

Even with a 15 mph wind, I was able to ride 9 minutes faster than the 20 miles I did yesterday. I attribute it to the tires. I have these tires pumped to 90 psi.

I bought this bike when I lived in Indianapolis in 1985.


They don't make lugs like this anymore.

Hope you are able to get out to ride wherever you are.

Happy riding!

5 comments:

331 Miles said...

Love the photo of the bike in the snow. I've about decided that my next bike will a custom steel frame. Just need to save the $$$...

Jon said...

Looks like we are getting some warm, sunny weather, these next few days, in Denver. It will be nice to ride on non-studded tires for a while.

Apertome said...

I'm glad you're still getting out. I've mostly been doing the mountain biking thing as much as possible, but I'm sort of itching for a road ride soon. But, we're supposed to get more snow today, so it might be a while.

Philip said...

You are a brave man riding in the snow and Ice, I hope to get out veery soon

DAN_the_MAN said...

Wow nice bike, I like steel frame bikes. People think my bike is tall.