As I put mileage on this bike, I'm certain that I'll become even more comfortable and capable on it. Like any bike, however, I need to be aware and never underestimate it. Remember Life Lesson #1: "Don't Be Stupid." Easy to say; hard to do.
Yesterday, I also was able to mount a Salsa Everything Cage onto the bottom of the seat on the Silvio. I will put the other one on tomorrow. With these mounted under my seat, I can now bring my two Hydro Flask 40oz bottles with me when I do long rides, 80-100 milers. Invariably, no matter when I head out in the mornings, I end up riding during the hottest part of the day this time of the year, so the extra COLD water is much appreciated. These will come in handy for touring when I might need to carry some extra water for camping...or just to carry some gear for overnighters or short tours.
Photos of these two pieces of gear:
|Salsa Everything Cage|
|Hydro Flask 40oz Insulated Bottle|
I will review the Salsa Everything Cage after I've used it a few times. Yesterday, after getting it on the Silvio, I put the Hydro Flask in the cage, went for a ride down the street, and it worked well. My leg didn't hit it and it didn't rattle. The straps on the Salsa Everything Cage allow for really tightening the Hydro Flask in the cage. So far; so good.
Ok, another tune and I'm outta here. Trying to see how long it will be before Eileen reads my blog and notices these tunes I've been putting up in this post and the previous one I did yesterday. I'm counting....!