Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Redmond, WA, USA
Thanks everyone for the insight.
Randy, good thought on the road. I'm a righty, but left is more of a challenge for me. The nubbies were gone after the first scrub in, I'm talking about the obvious wear line that sets in over time.
John, got to agree, I was shocked when I looked at them closer.
Bill, that's an excellent quote and even better analysis. Of course, how you position your body weight on the bike can impact the lean angle as well, but now we're moving on to the Iliad from War and Peace. I think my chicken strips have grown as I've gotten better at weighting the inside peg and getting my chin over the handlebars and my weight forward and low. Not hanging off, just moving my weight to the inside which keeps the bike more upright throught the turn.
Ralph, I owe you a long report on NZ, would a copy of the pictures we took suffice instead? We had a blast. We ended up going pretty much exactly the route you mapped out. We're already planning a return trip to the South Island in 09, and will definitely make it a bike tour this time. Thinking about going with another couple and getting both bikes and a car so we have the ease of getting around in the evenings and give our wives a break. The chicken strips were on the front, didn't look at the back yet - a quick inspection - they are 1/4 to 3/8.
Howard, you live in Ohio, you don't even need to look.