Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Even More Mukluky

I don't have a whole lot to post about today (other than I'm still slightly losing weight despite a Saturday bingefest and two christmas parties on sunday) so I'll just give you a few more photos of the Mukluk surprise.

To throw me off the scent, first Marcy and B gave me an exciting new button up shirt (which I'm wearing today)

 
Then Marcy made me close my eyes.  I knew something good was coming up or else she was planning on giving me a massive purple nurple.  She rolled it out ever so quietly (thankfully it didn't come with hope or chris king hubs or else the surprise would have been lost) and got a picture of my shock and delight.

I wish I would have known, I would have done my hair...

First sit.  In case you can't tell, I'm doing the "oooooooo" lips.

 
In case you haven't noticed, those are some massively massive tires on this monstrosity of a bike.  When riding, there is so much centrifugal force (is that the right term?  Hill Junkie?) involved  that the tires WANT to stay upright.  Like really bad so you have to steer a bit differently than on a typical bike.  I've only had two short rides on it so far so I can't quite explain it yet but hopefully I will be able to soon.  The float of this bike does seem pretty impressive so far.  Our area is riddled with hoar frost (again, probably not the correct term) right now which is a total pain in the ass on a regular bike but the Mukluk just floats right on over. Very nice indeed. I think that I'll be getting a longer ride in with a bit of snow tonight so maybe I'll have a bit more ride feedback tomorrow.

Today's post rating:  1 extremely happy squirrel.

7 comments:

Marcy said...

I had to carry that monster - the tires stuck to the floor.

SteveS said...

Angular momentum is what wants to keep them upright. The conservation of angular momentum is why the bike wants to tilt when you turn them.

rick is! said...

thanks steve, now I'm more confused! :)

Alby King said...

I should have brought this up in the last post and it's really too soon in our relationship - but WTH. Is Marcy into swapping?

Miff said...

Where do you get these squirrel pics from.......squirrel files.... well I been really wishng for a single speed..... if Marcy could bandan her awesome gift giving ideas to Aaron......I too would have to find a happy squirrel photo....;-)

Anonymous said...

HOAR frost, correct term, and spelling.

SteveS said...

Sorry, didn't mean to confuse. That and I probably have it backwards (meaning it's why the bike turns when you lean it). At any rate, take the front wheel off, hold it in your hands and have someone spin it fast. Now try to turn it (as if you were taking a turn) and let us know what happens.