In a recent post I mention the theft of my friend Eli’s rail trail bike. Yesterday he got some good news, his bike had been recovered, RT-1 is back. He discovered that his bike was missing and around the same time that his neighbor’s car was stolen. Apparently there was a bike involved in the theft of his neighbor’s car, and it turned out to be his. The thief took Elam’s bike and rode it about a quarter of a mile to his neighbor’s house and then stole the car.
Mountain Bike Action used to run a feature called “Bikes of the Pros” where they showed the build of a pro’s custom race bike. So I now I bring, Bikes of the Pros… RT-1
In other news we got in a mountain bike yesterday, an oppressively hot day. High of 93 with a humidity of 89%. The last couple of times I’ve gone mountain bike riding its been hot and I’ve gotten sick to my stomach. My legs feel absolutely fine, but I’m fighting nausea and a weird feeling of slowness and tiredness, perhaps its heat exhaustion. Luckily it didn’t really get bad until the last couple of miles. The forest is in total bloom and if you can stand the heat it’s a beautiful time to be outside. The trails have almost become like tunnels, where we could see across to the next hollow in winter now we can’t see 15 feet into the woods. The wildflower Indian Paintbrush was in full bloom and I got a picture of one.