We have been mountainbike a long time with the familiy. We did notice it is hard to make nice downhill track is there is no cablecar nearby.
We parked our car on the top and rolled down the mountain and I did cycle up again to get the car.
A few weeks a go we did test the rope in Belgium. Our son (10 years) has developed quite some riding skills but he does miss the strength on long climbs.
(for now lucky for me 😉 )
This summer we plan to use it in Austria where climbs a much longer.
A few weeks ago we were in Friesland already, we then cycled with our tour-bikes the “elfstedentocht“.
The second day of Pentecost (whit-monday) we did ride the 240 kilometer eleven cities bike ride.
We were accompanied by 15.000 other bikers.
Different categories of cyclists participate in the tour. Fast ‘race’-cyclists, sporty cyclists and real recreational cyclists. The bicycles of the participants also vary. During the tour we see a lot of racing bikes, but also ‘regular’ bicycles, transport bikes, tandems and recumbent bicycles.
I only rode 140 km, but it was a great ride to follow.
Total extra costs are approx $ 330,-
The schwalbe Big Apple tyres are a bit expensive but they help to get a better comfertable ride.
Many off the parts would be available for a lower price. I did want to create a solid bike at a low weight.
For every part I did make choose between price/ weight/ quality.
These choices will be differant for every one.
the total weight is 13,4 kg ( 29,5 LBS). The lock with a weight of 700 gram makes the Frog 78 a bit heavier.
The first 12 km have been made. Finn did like his new bike.
Many kilometers will follow.
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