Posted by stevengaub on Saturday, April 24, 2010
I am trying to get more exercise in my life so I decided to ride my (recumbent pollywog racing tike) to banjo club about 15 miles round trip. Now I had the problem of deciding just which banjo I should take. My $4000.00 Vega,(no) my $90.0 Gold tone (no) my $65.00 Kay. I purchased this on E-bay to test wheather I wanted to shift to 4 string tenor banjo before I spent big bucks.I decided that if a car ran me down I would rather lose the Kay. It has a skin head and simple to ring clamp to light wood rim making it much quieter than the other banjos. The sound is much mellower and resonant than the sharp crisp sound of the Vega. All in All a god time. And I did not worry about it nearly as much as I would have the Vega.
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @6:51:27 PM
As a bicyclist myself, I am curious to know what kind of trailer you use. I hesitate to spend five hundred + on one, but wonder if the lesser expensive ones are, like many other commodities, "get what you pay for" models. I have read that the seat post attachments offer greater stability than axle mounted ones. What's your experience? But if your's is a trike, then it stands to reason that stability is not an issue. What's the difficulty factor in pedaling 15 miles? I do not ride a recumbent, rather a traditional hybrid model Trek. Ever used one on a standard model bike?
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @8:19:27 PM
A lot to comment about.
Trailers, I took a week camping trip in the islands off Vancouver BC with a 12 year old once a while back. I was ridding a standard bicycle in fact it was a mountain bike. I purchased a cheep child stroller/bicycle trailer for the trip. It attached to the rear axel. I made it through the trip and have a lot of good memories like when the crank shaft on the boys bicycle broke on a sparsely hebetated road going up the hill from the ferry dock. A friendly knuck with a pick up offered help. I put the boy in the truck with his bicycle and a $20 travelers check to get the local ticker to fix the bicycle. While I toiled pulling the trailer with 3 man tent, 2 sleeping bags etc. up the hill and 15 miles into the town. The boy wanted to prove how much of a man he was and he helped a lot pulling the trailer. I did a lot of praying but all was well. Ganges was the name of the town and it was known for a special grow operation ever since the hippies were the majority of the town. Plastic trailers: heavy, brake and not designed for much of a long ride. At my age I try to travel light. I am looking forward to several rides this summer: around hood canal and down the Rockies on an old rail trail. No trailers for me just a bicycle rack. Probably no banjo either.
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @8:31:13 PM
Just added a picture of me on my trike. Have a good one.
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