Secondly, and more fun, was to stop at Ajo Bikes to: a) get a bike box for the Silvio. I have a potential buyer of the Silvio and b) to try out an ICE Adventure trike they have there that's all tricked out. A tricked out trike....say that three times after a few beers. Well, I liked the trike. It was comfortable, handled the bumps well and is very adjustable/portable. I spoke to the owner, who said that, when we come back for Eileen's f/u appointment, I can take the ICE out and try some hills. Collateral? My wife. Just kidding. Probably a credit card charge/then reverse it when I show back up with the ICE in one piece. In all reality, I probably won't even consider buying one until I've tried out several others and have given it considerable thought re: how I'd use it, where I'd use it, real time portability, ease of taking the seat off and folding the trike up and putting it in the car, and, most importantly, how it feels on the road and with climbing/descents. Once I have the answers to those and more questions that will come up, then I'll make a decision.
Thirdly, and fun for me...Eileen doesn't like to shop, Trader Joe's. I love Trader Joe's except I want to buy lots of stuff there. Got some great cookies, canned tomatoes, chips, olives, olive oil, pasta, etc., and more. All for under $75. Loved it.
Now, the drive back and forth in one day is a bit trying, but doable. Back and forth to Albuquerque is much more demanding but can be done when it has to be. I've done it at least once...to see the optometrist. It's a 2.5hr drive to Tucson from our house despite what Eileen says. I set the cruise at 80mph and sit back and drive. Takes a little less than half a tank of gas. It's about 200 miles.
Eileen and I went for a short bicycle ride this morning. I was tired, but forced myself out of bed because I knew I'd feel better having done the ride. Wednesday, I had made some adjustments to Eileen's Surly LHT, which she liked today while riding. Raised the seat and adjusted the handlebars. She's more comfortable and is able to utilize the brake levers better. Sunday, I'm headed out for a longer ride to get a better feel of the Vitus and what may still need adjustment.
And this weekend, I'll do a post about some touring gear. For now, a tune to go with...Bill, Bonnie, and Michael Hearne singing together..Bill has the best voice coming from the most unusual appearance...he has very poor vision and wears very thick glasses that give him that appearance...ah, but his voice. It's amazing. I could listen to him all night...