Reunited and it Feels So Good

Summer opened up a hiatus from my regular every-other-Wednesday bike maintenance night. But last night we were back at it and lots was accomplished. I was able to tune up two bikes for a couple buddies, the LHT got some love and, finally, my geared Cross Check was put back into commission.

The Cross Check has been hanging in my garage for every bit of six months. I'm always debating whether or not to sell it. But then, like this morning, I ride it and I absolutely love it. What the LHT does for hauling and stability, the Cross Check does with agility and quickness. It's just so much fun to have those bikes set up in such different ways. They compliment each other so well.

I'm not sure that I'll gravitate towards the Cross Check more than the LHT. But it's so awesome to have the option if I'm feeling a bit more sprightly.

Get out there.


  1. Hmmm, well if you ever decide to sell...

  2. I appreciate my old touring bike for is zippy ride. Utilitarian is good, but...

    Every bike lover has at least three bikes...or one more...or that fixie I gotta have...step through for me...mixte anyone? Egad, does this lust ever stop?

  3. Go figure. I was getting my road bike ready today and for no reason at all decide to take the touring bike instead. A Novara Randonee. There must have been something in the air. Probably carbon in excess. 8>)