A Good Day of Warming Up

A Good Day of Warming Up

May 03, 2016 0 Comments

YingXiu

3rd May 2016, we departed Chengdu around 8 am, pedalling through the chaos of Chengdu's city traffic, gently riding towards to the foothills of Western Sichuan. First 63 km was fairly flat asphalt road, easy to ride. Then followed by a series of slopes and rolling roads. After 105 km of riding, we arrived at Yingxiu.

早上八点的太阳还没洒落在身上的我们就已经迫不及待的出发了,穿梭过成都嘈杂的车流,渐进川西的平原丘陵。平和舒缓的60km过后是稍有起伏的山区地段,105公里的行程把我们带到了映秀镇。

This episode, to honor my steed and the start of our friendship, we named our Chengdu to Lhasa bamboo bike "BamAbu".

在做自行车之前很多朋友就在给我的单车取名字了"BamAbu",在众多名字中被认可的最多,因此这趟西行的单车就让他和这个名字对上号了。

BamAbu

BamAbu

We put a 700x28cc tire on this bike mainly because it will be ridden mostly on asphalt road. The honey stripes design matches the natural look of the frame. Feedback from today's ride, Total weight of the bike is 10kg and it cruised at 65-70Km/h downhills. The bike was firm with no obvious instability unless the rider starts wagging it purposely from side to side, bamboo has really good shock absorption, giving it a little more suspension. Sprinting uphills was smooth and stable too with a firm bottom bracket joint and no major side to side movement. Compared to standard aluminium bicycles, BamAbu is 6kg lighter. Tackling slope was relatively easy due to the light weight of the bike. 

"BamAbu"配备28mm, 蜜色+黑色线条轮胎配合竹子的天然颜色,使用700x28cc轮组,整车重10kg,较一般旅行车轻了6kg左右,因此在爬坡的时候明显感觉到较大的重量优势,28mm轮胎宽距也使得单车在平路上游刃有余。今日下坡时速部分路段达到65-70之间,车架无晃动迹象,冲刺上坡中轴连接处稳定可靠。

In all, it is a good day to warm up! With 400m elevation gain in 100Km, we are ready for more elevation tomorrow.

不错的一天,进入更高海拔的前较好的热身准备,期待明天。

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