The weather on my birthday turned out to be a mild 65 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds. It was a bit windy but I could not have asked for a better afternoon for a little spin around town on the recumbent. As usual I packed the camera and did manage to take a neat shot or two.
This water tower is scheduled to be dismantled soon so I decided to try to get some shots of it before it is gone for good. Symbols of the once burgeoning industrial complex in my small Midwestern town are slowly one by one falling into decay.
My average mph was way down on this ride but my purpose was not to put down a bunch of miles in the log but simply enjoy the sun and fresh air as you only can from the back of a bicycle. I also traversed a couple miles of gravel road surface so this brought down my overall speed. Even with 1" slick tires at 100 psi the front and rear suspension of the HP Velotechnik Street Machine makes the bike surprisingly easy to control even on coarse railroad bed gravel.
Route: urban/ rural mix
Ride Time: 1:43
Total Distance: 17.92 miles
Average Speed: 10.4 mph
Max Speed: 22.8 mph