Saturday, August 1, 2015

Quick Post : Adirondack Tour

Hey folks!  It's been a little bit since we've had a chance to post because the service is pretty scant here in the Adirondacks.  I have lots of things I want to post about, but don't quite have the time now as it's almost noon and we haven't left yet.

Neva at the beach at Camp Fowler in Speculator, NY

We did RAGBRAI, that was fun, and I have a post of that to come.  You can take a quick look at the small interview we had.

Neva fits right in at RAGBRAI!  She did about 350 miles of the total 470. 
We had some troubles on buses and trains which delayed us by 3 days, but luckily there were many kind warm showers souls to help us out when we were down on our luck. 

Thanks Carla!

Thanks to Carla, we got on our way, and kept a smile (mostly) on our faces.

Um, well, she was smiling...

Currently we are in Indian Lake, and hope to go a little west through Raquette Lake to Inlet, NY to check out some mountain bike trails there.

This morning when we woke up, Neva touched a slug and it got fatter, and left goo on her finger.  She would touch it and then go, "Eeewww", and proceed to touch again...
We've had some issues with brake rubbing, clunky shifting (a derailleur that doesn't want to stay in place), and a slightly squirrely linkage bar, but overall we are doing okay. Six different people have looked at it, but it seems that things are just tight with a triple chain ring and disc brakes, even though it has a Santana spacing in the rear (145 mm). Maybe the Inlet bike shop can offer a good fix.

Here's us as we headed off yesterday.

I don't want to leave you guys thinking it's all doom and gloom!  It can't be all bad when we have days like this...

Our warm showers host in Schenectady had a farm, and Neva got to pick fresh blueberries for dessert that night.  Happy trails, and I'll try to write soon.  Back on the ol' asphalt trail again!