Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Fully Loaded

With the snow levels falling i took maybe my last chance to get out in snow so loaded up the bike and took off for a few or more hours..

Joined by Dave(Ramsay) we headed out past the quayside in Newcastle and picked up the C2C route out onto the Derwent Vallet trail...



The bike is really good... comfortable to ride and even loaded it was still fun. Alpkit kindly sent me some new Airlock Xtra dry bags to play with and they strap easily to the racks and look the part in orange.

We deviated from the Derwent Valley Walk and took a nice descent before starting the long push and ride to the top of Chopwell Woods.



After a bit of playing we spun home...



Really pleased with everything so far and next addition will be some handmade handlebar pogies from Dogwood Designs in Alaska.. custom brown to match bike:)

6 comments:

Red Bike said...

The matching bags look great. Loving the frame bag / the front pannier

gary said...

Bike is looking good - can't believe I've not managed to get out and ride in any of this snow!

Hope all the hiking up big hills in France turns out to be good preparation for Arrowhead.

Grizzer said...

Bet your loving the weather at the mo Paul? Great for some cold temp bivying and testing kit before the Arrowhead!

Jerry said...

what kind of wheels and tires do you have on your genesis?

Paul.e said...

Grizzer, just back from France will blog it soon but it was tough work out there.

Jerry, the wheels are borrowed Snowcat rims on XT hubs with Continental Diesel 2.5 tyres.

Grizzer said...

All the hard work will be worth it Paul just to be able to get one of those Arrowhead trophy's! There a work of art!