I think anonymous is on to something. Again, nothing to do with today's post, but I like it. To be quick about it, here's what this post is about:
Sure enough. It was a velomobile. Pat Morrisey, a recent transplant from San Francisco, CA, area, along with his wife, was out on his recently completed velo kit, a FAW Velomobile. It weighs 70lbs, has a triple hub and a 9 speed cassette, giving it 27 speeds. Pat was a retired counselor, so we had something in common besides our first names. On his way from Silver City, Pat attained a speed of 49mph coming down to the community of Tyrone before he decided to slow down using the brakes. That descent is about 1.5 miles. Not too shabby. Going uphill is a different story. The weight obviously offsets the aerodynamics of the velomobile while climbing, but Pat managed nicely on the climb back to Silver City. As with any recumbent or trike, the effort of moving forward is all dependent on leg strength. Pat was in the early stages of developing the strength in his legs, but he was managing it well. He only completed the velomobile three weeks ago.
A couple of photos of Pat...
|Pat smiling at the prospect of sailing down a 4.5 mile downhill, effortlessly!|
|FAW Velomobile and Pat Morrisey.|
Enough on that...maybe more in the Fall...but, for now, it's time to exit this post with a tune from a group called Extreme. Never heard of them until yesterday, when I was looking at some stuff online, came across their name and the song, "More Than Words", and decided to check them out. Like the song, so here it is: