So the plan was to start at Mile 0 and ride to my sister’s place. About 10 km. The idea was then tomorrow I could just head out from here and not have to back track to the start. Actually it was a good idea because it also gave me a really good idea of how my bike is going to handle…badly.
As you can see in the picture there is a tremendous amount of weight on the bike. It meant that when I started to pedal the handling was very wobbly. In fact the bike shuddered. I lowered the handlebars by changing where the spacer rings were on the head tube and that seemed to help. Also when we removed the yellow bag in the back, that also helped. Finally moving the heavier items to the back of the bike made it doable but it still isn’t where I would like it to be.
Also the fork I have on the bike now is too long for it and as a result when I swap forks I will find myself leaning forwards more. Good for the aero-dynamics, not so good on the wrists and back. ah well such is the life of a voyageur.