Yesterday I set out for a 6 hour dirt ride, however about an hour in, my rear freewheel jammed up. This turned my bike into essentially a fixie with gears. So, frustrated, I limped home and called it a day.
Today I wanted to find a long lonely road to climb and just zone out for a few hours. So, I did. I do some of my best thinking while climbing alone, and today was no exception.
On the weekends, the Poudre river is full of rafters and kayakers and other water going folks. One thing that I've always found interesting about the kayaker type is that they all claim to be big environmentalists however they mostly need to drive 2 cars to run a single section of river. Bit interesting I've always thought. Today, I came up with a simple solution. If I ever get into kayaking I'll be sure to rig up a system like this. Besides, this way both your legs and arms will get a workout.
As for the Kayak, you'll need something similar to this that can break down:
Simply set the Kayak on the trailer, hook the nose of the kayak to the bike with a simple set up similar to a burley system, ride up river, break it down, strap it to the rear of the kayak and paddle away.
Next weekend is the Breck 100, and with 13,700 ft of climbing, it'll be a burner of a race. Also, I'll be sure to eat and drink lots more than I did last weekend at the firecracker. Racing at 11,000 feet is a different beast, that's for certain, but I'm learning.