Saturday, March 19, 2011

First Real Ride

I took Dulcinea for a spin of 14 and 2/3rds very hilly miles.

Going up the hills was predictably difficult; I learned that you can simply stop and catch your breath without dismounting.

Going downhill was a blast, I hit 53.5 mph at my fastest. I'm still getting used to the feel of the vehicle and when going over 40 mph there was some apparent cross-wind action that made me nervous, but I'm guessing that's just one of those things you have to get used to in a new ride.

I still need to work on dialing-in the fit. I'm still bumping knees, toes and heels a bit.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Dulcinea has Arrived

I took my new Quest velomobile for a short test-ride and found that I need to adjust it a bit for my legs. was quick to provide assistance to me even though it was late in the evening (Toronto time) when I asked them for help in adjusting the sizing.

So far I am impressed with the fit and polish of the components. The brakes are just awesome....I opted for the 90 mm size since my goal is to do frequent commuting and I reckoned the larger size would hold up better.

The electrical components are also more impressive than I had imagined...I didn't know I'd have side blinkers in addition the front and rear. Very nice. And they are Bright with a capital 'B'.

I'll have more updates soon as I get the adjustments done.
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hungry for Snow

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Big Egg

The big egg in this picture weighed 101 grams.

The other eggs were in the mid-fifties.

We sent this group to one of our friends house who held a superbowl party. I think he said there was only one yolk in the big one.
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Saturday, March 12, 2011


While driving home this evening we noticed the Mt. Valley Grange-hall was hosting a crowd, as evidenced by the full parking-lot.

The meeting was to discuss local sightings of Bigfoot.