Man's Greatest Invention

When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man's convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man's brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle. - Elizabeth West

Purpose and Mission

To share our experience and to encourage and inspire others to use a bicycle as a form of year round recreation and transportation. To be an example of living car-free and to help others to make the transition to having a car-light or car-free life style.

Our bodies is the engine that moves us.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Rocky Mountain Bikes

I really like this video so I thought  I would share it.

Rocky Mountain Bicycles - SOLO RSL from Rocky Mountain Bicycles on Vimeo.

Zen Spot

I've finally found my "Zen Spot".  The combination of a steel frame, carbon fibre fork, carbon fibre seatpost and 700/28c tires.  This is the magic formula.  It combines just the right amount of comfort and efficiency.

I have the fit dialed in perfectly.  Riding in the drops feels so natural.  The carbon fork was a huge improvement over the original steel fork.  It's lighter, stiffer laterally and more compliant vertically.  Ride quality is beyond what this bike's price point would suggest.

My favourite place to sit while I take a ride in the country and enjoy the scenery.  Built for long days in the saddle.

The carbon seatpost provides just the right amount of flex when riding over rough terrain.  The 28c tires strike the best balance between comfort and efficiency.  They smooth out the bumps, yet still require some effort from the engine to achieve speed.

The best way I can describe the experience of riding this bike is:  balance.  Just looking at it makes me want to go for a ride.