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Preparing for the Freeze Your Fanny

08 Jan 2018 9:05 PM | John Linck

My brother and his wife have decided to ride the "Freeze Your Fanny" event in Longview, TX on February 3, 2018.  I did try this event a few years ago and found it hilly and cold.  What's new, there are hills and the date is February 3rd.  So, I guess I am in with the trike.  Probably not a good idea, but good ideas do not come my way very often.

They are offering a number of distances.  I am considering the 50 mile course which does feature a little over 3000' of climbing.  That is major climbing for this time of year.  The only way I  know to prepare for this much climbing is to go ride hills.  If anyone knows a better way, please let me know.  I have gone up River Mountain and Fort Roots in the past week.  About a month ago I rode up the East Side of Petit Jean.  That was a climb.

As anyone that has spun the pedals on a recumbent trike knows, the weak point of a trike is climbing.  However, there are actually some good points about a trike on a hill, such as the fact you can stop, rest and start again without unclipping or falling over.   As long as speed is not an issue the trike is just fine on a hill.

Considering all this, am I ready for 50 hilly miles in the cold on a trike?  If everything works out to attend this event, I will know in a few weeks.  


Comments

  • 19 Jan 2018 1:47 PM | Denton Kernodle
    Anyone from the ABC planning to ride the RAGBRAI, last week of July? or maybe the Ride Across Missouri?
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    • 01 Feb 2018 9:30 PM | John Linck
      Sorry it has taken a while to get back to you. Been out of state and trying to catch up on work since returning.

      There will be club members riding both events you mentioned. Quite often there are groups that travel together to the events and even ride together, or not. If you want to join a group from the club let us know
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    • 06 Feb 2018 5:05 PM | Rob Grider
      I know Jim Britt and I are signed up for the Big BAM, Ride across Missouri. I'm pretty sure there are others as well but contact Jim for more info.
      Rob
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      • 10 Feb 2018 10:29 PM | James Britt (Administrator)
        We should have about 5 more coming off of OK Freewheel the previous week who will join us on the Big BAM.
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