Friday, April 10, 2009

West Plains, Four Lakes, Roller Coasters







It may have been a mistake to build up this bike. It's really capable and it makes me question the whole make up of my fleet. I did a lot of riding that would probably be categorized as "mountain biking" today. Or "cross country" in the vernacular of mountain biking sub-categorization. But I also covered a lot of ground on paved and dirt roads: riding that would totally and completely suck on a typical mountain bike.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's next? Didn't you say, not so long ago, that the fleet was just about where you wanted it, or something to that effect? Doesn't this bike overlap with the Rawland? On a side note, I met Glen the frame builder last night. Wade

RJ said...

GREAT, peaceful pictures!!

Apertome said...

I love the photos! What a ride ...

John Speare said...

RJ/Apertome: thanks. I downgraded back to my old phone a few weeks ago and the pics aren't as clear and don't have as much fidelity. But in bright sun it does ok.

Wade: this bike overlaps with my Rawland and my 747. And a bit with both of my rb-ts. The 747 is a much nice bike to ride. It just feels like no other bike I've ever ridden or owned, but this converted RB-1 is just so much fun to ride anywhere... much like I feel about the Rawland. The Rawland has much lower gearing for climbing and with the fat-tires it can fit, it is better suited for deep snow and actual off-roading.

A Midnight Rider said...

It just dawned on me that you might be part of FBC Spokane. I am the leader of the failed FBC Fairhaven {{{{sigh}}}}

Kevin T said...

Great looking ride!

Fritz said...

The railroad-down-below picture looks a lot like the views from a ride that was formerly known as the "Marshall Dips" ride. Sadly, the land was once the property of Spokane County, but was traded to a logging company for lands unknown (by me, anyway) and the area is now being turned into housing developments.

The ride was accessed on the west end from Grove Road, and that has now been completely fenced off with No Trespassing signs all over the place.

Hoping this is a different ride and is still open to the public. But the railroad tracks view looks exactly like the view on the Dips ride.