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  • Aug 14 2008

    Bacchetta Corsa for 200 Mile Ride

    I did my first double century at the end of last season. This is the Bacchetta Corsa that I used for the ride. I felt that this was a perfect bike for the ride and the set up I had felt just right.

    I used a wide range rear cluster (11-32) mixed with a road crankset. This is a good mix of gears for my style of riding. The wheels are 26" with Schwalbe 26 x 1.35 Kojak tires. These tires are nice and durable with a supple sidewall. This makes for a speedy touring style tire. Perfect!

    200 miles is a long day and a true test of mental and physical strength. That said, we had a blast and doing the ride on this Corsa was perfect!

    Under the seat is a camera bag that allowed me to pull out and take pictures while riding.

  • Jun 12 2008

    Mark's ICE T Trike and More

    We have a pretty wide range of customer's at the shop that put in a good amount of miles each year. Some do (or lead) a lot of club rides, some love the call to tour, some are just all round bicycle users and some are big time commuters. Mark is a commuter with a love of a good tour every now and again.

    Mark consistently gets in over 4,000 miles a year. We're talking year after year after year.

    Here's some Q & A that Mark submitted as a "Bike Profile"

    Bicycle (year, brand and model): 2000 Vision R44, 2002 Vision R85 tandem, 2005 ICE-T

    What's your primary use of this bike?: Commuting, but I do day rides and I tour with my wife.

    Do you have an especially memorable ride that you did on this bike?: All my rides are memorable, but our tour last summer through the Iron Range in northern Minnesota was a hoot.

    Are there any accessories or custom modifications on your bike that you'd like to point out?: I've crated my own "T" bar for mounting my computer and ! light systems and it cost under three dollars. I'll try and get some close up pictures downloaded.

    Anything else that you'd like to mention about the bike?: They are like riding on a human powered magic carpet.

    Thanks Mark!

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