It was hard to find a place to work at Habitat today. 60% of the concrete floor was a sheet of ice. Most of the stairs were frozen snow. Even covered skids of wood had condensation turned ice freezing studs together.
Somehow someone managed to get a screw inside the motor of our most reliable compressor. The screw found its way to the fan and shredded the blades, which in turn broke the pressure sensor.
Eventually Vince and I got a 2nd floor window bay built and all of the component built for another bay.
Road cycle (Greenspeed ) 55:21 15.65 km (3:32 / km) +44m3:29 / km ahr:124 max:143 shoes: Specialized SWorks road
It’s clearly time to put the trike away for winter, but I thought the road looked clear enough for one last ride. -2C is the coldest I’ve been out on a recumbent and the need to dress a bit differently than on a traditional bike was quite apparent - face and legs at least.
The path along the river wasn’t as clean as the roads. A bit of ice, a bit of snow and lots of wet leaves made it a bit messy. The route was almost deserted with less than one person per kilometre.
Translation of my bike names: Big Unit: 29er mountain style 1 speed, usually set with free wheel hub because gearing is to small for my legs to keep up on down hills.
Goldie: gold fixie built on a KHS frame.
Greenspeed: X5 steers like a go cart and is the most fun you can have on a pushie. It is a bit to short to be road safe.
Smokie: Specialized road bike: S Works SL2, full dura ace, Zipp 404
Stumpjumper: what the name says, S Works version
Cross Bike: This is a Wilier Cross bike my wife bought me as a spare. I run it with knobby tires and egg beaters in winter and for summer switch it to road tires and speedplay zeros. It has a less aggressibe setup than Smokie.
Vinnie: mid 80s mountain bike. No suspension. Mostly original parts, though I changed the bottom bracket and replaced the pedals that had smashed into too many rocks and curbs. I use this as a dirty bike - bad weather, rides the roof of the car to far away places and generally gets all manner of abuse.
I'm not currently using any of my other bikes for training. I have a write up comparing these, a BikeE and a Bachetta that you can read using the link below. The Bikes Long Version