charity ride to Grand Canyon new

Discussion in 'Travelling, Commuting & Safety' started by bmc_az, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. bmc_az

    bmc_az New Member

    anyone care to ride along for a while ?
    I am headed out tue morn for Picacho Peak from E. Tucson.
    was planning on Monday but have a doc's appt. for ck out.


  2. bmc_az

    bmc_az New Member

    I have failed made it as far as Maricopa south of phx about a 120 miles before my body gave out. Sorry
  3. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Still, not too bad, bmc. You'll have to talk to augi, or locowelder, or some of the other long distance riders, but I believe that these sorts of rides are the kind of thing you have to work up to, to get your body into shape.

    What kind of bike/motor are you riding? If it's a cruiser, I guess I'm not that surprised... they can pound the bejeebers out of you after a few hours... A suspension seatpost will help, but a good set of shock front suspension forks helps at least as much as the seatpost, and (I'm told) a full suspension bike helps as much again.

    The difference between my old cruiser and the trek navigator 'comfort' bike I'm on now is night and day.
  4. augidog

    augidog New Member

    it wasn't a failure, it was a lesson. riding-posture is everything, far more important than looks.
  5. bmc_az

    bmc_az New Member

    i was riding an old Murray cruiser, Thanks for the words of encouragement
  6. AnotherBillfromAZ

    AnotherBillfromAZ New Member

    Tucson to Maricopa is no trip to the circle k, good job.