The weather, this weekend, was pretty awesome, especially for the first few days of April, at this elevation. The temperature was in the upper sixties or low seventies on Friday, and we hit a record 84 degrees F on Saturday. The sun was shining, and everything was almost perfect..
Except the damn wind, of course. But, I was able to overlook that, due to how nice the rest of the weather was.
I rode 50 miles on Friday (as I posted about), and actually got a little bit of sunburn.
I also finished mounting a new speedometer on my CL-450. I decided to go without a tachometer, and mounted a mini-speedo in place of the stock instruments.
On Saturday, I rode over to the coffee shop, and sat outside to drink ,my coffee. Then, I went for a short ride, that afternoon, to loosen up a little from the stiffness left over from Friday's ride. I ended up sitting out in the porch swing, playing the cigar box guitar for a while, then listening to music for a while.
And, I put the finishing touches on the mounting plate for the speedometer on the Honda.
Today, it was 65 degrees when I got up, at 6:30 AM! I did the outside coffee thing, again. Warm, sunny weather, with birds singing...then this moved in:
In the space of about an hour, it started raining, the temperature dropped to 38 degrees and the rain turned to snow. I'm certainly glad I washed the Dodge, this morning.
But, the bad weather gave me an excuse to spend the afternoon in the shop building, working on my 29ers. I put some new wheels, with XT hubs, and some Stan's Crow Tires
on the ti bike.
I swapped the wheels and tires which were on the ti bike to the old Motobecane frame, which I had set up as a 650b, last year. I also temporarily mounted a surplus military bag, which I got off of eBay, as a seat bag. I will do a neater job on it, later. I mainly just wanted to make sure it would work, okay.
Here are a couple of shots of the older 29er, inside my messy shop:
And, a shot outside, after my test ride:
I also switched the bars and stem, installed SRAM X-9 shifters and rear derailleur and put the Frankenseat
on the bike. I am tentatively planning on taking this bike to Pennsylvania, this summer. I might throw some cross tires on it, and make it an "all-rounder", much like the ti bike.
The temp has dropped to 32, now. Looks like it might be a chilly commute, tomorrow.