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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.  


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  • 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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