Saturday, 16 June 2007

From race horse to pack mule

I have now completed the transformation of my bike from thoroughbred race horse weighing in at 10.5kg to a pack-mule weighing in at 15kg!

For those of you who would like to try this at home, here is the secret formula.
Take one state-of-the-art - titanium this, carbon fibre that - full suspension, cross country racing machine and add to it:
Large saddle bag
2 high power riding lights
1 tail light
1 spare tyre fastened to frame
3 assorted bags for carrying batteries, cell phone, energy bars, etc.
1 map board
2 water bottles
Extra sealant in tyres

Mix well together. Add 8kg backpack firmly fastened to 80kg rider (5kg above normal race weight).

The overall effect is to load the bike with 15kg’s of extra weight that would not be carried on a standard cross country race! Super – can’t wait for the portages!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You forgot to add the beer