I loaded up the Jones the other day and took it for the 6km climb up Dyers Pass, then rode back down as fast as felt comfortable and safe.
Then the next morning I did the same thing with the same load on the rSogn.
Two very different bikes, linked by the common thread of low trail and its associated handling (quick yet stable & unaffected by a front load), and both bikes being very special to me.
I wanted to compare the two bikes to see how their strengths and weaknesses would respond to the load.
It was also an opportunity to feel like I was touring, and a step in the direction of touring – if only for 90 minutes at a time! (And it felt GOOD.)
And how did they compare?
Come back to find out!
The photos are taken on an iPhone 5 and processed using VSCO CAM. Mainly adding grain and vignette. Not sure I like the look yet. Just learning.
The Old Man.