Friday, May 31, 2019

Rennsport sticker for sale

I found the PCA sticker I designed for Rennsport Reunion VI last year for sale on eBay for $20 each. Considering these stickers were given out for free, that's a nice little markup. It put a smile on my face to see these are considered collectible.

Cayenne range

My 2006 Cayenne S: commuter vehicle during the week and off roader on weekends.

Short run

Another short jog this morning around the nearby park with the PD Endurance Boost running shoes.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Easy morning jog/walk

This morning I got out the door for an easy nearly two-mile trek around my neighborhood park. I didn't go far or fast as my legs were sore from two days of riding over the weekend. I decided to wear the Porsche Design Endurance Boost running shoes again. I love these lightweight shoes. I'm hoping to get out again tomorrow morning as well.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Monday, May 27, 2019

Porsche Bike X ride from Baltimore to Annapolis

I had such a great time riding the 1998 Porsche S yesterday that I went out again this morning and rode from Baltimore to Annapolis on the old train line trail on the 2004 Porsche Bike X. My last few Bike X outings ended with flat tires. I hadn't had one flat on that bike until one crazy month after moving to Maryland - I haven't touched the Bike X since. But today was awesome. This paved path is mostly straight with little elevation change so a road bike is ideal. I haven't ridden over 11 miles in a year, so pushing to almost 28 miles wore out my tailbone! I think I'll ride this trail again next weekend!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Bike S sizes (S, M & L)

The Porsche Bike S, built in the late 1990s, came in three sizes. Little as been documented about the three sizes. Most bikes for sale today do not list the size and I believe most bike owners do not even know what size bike they have. And the buyers interested in purchasing a Porsche bike end up with a bike that isn’t correct for their height as a result. All of the components on the Bike S are generally the same with the frame size being the only difference. So here is a way to visually tell the Bike S sizes with one quick glance.

Small size frame - the Bike S small frame has a shorter head tube (at handle bars). Notice there is no gap between the frame tubes connecting to the head tube. Also note the smaller “triangle” supporting the seat post. This frame fits people under 5'5" or so.

Medium size frame - The Bike S medium frame has the same shorter head tube as the small frame, but the “triangle” for the seat post tube is larger (same as large frame) which provides a higher seat. This frame size is ideal for cyclists 5'5" to 6'.

Large size frame - The Bike S large frame has the larger “triangle” like the medium frame, but also has a longer head tube. Notice the larger gap between the frame tubes connecting to the head tube at the handle bars. I have a large size Bike S frame and at 6'4" I fit comfortably.

With this information, it is possible to quickly determine a Bike S frame size. I hope this helps when buying a Bike S on eBay, Craiglist, etc.

Porsche Bike S Baltimore airport

I rode the 1998 Porsche Bike S around the Baltimore airport again this morning. It was a little warmer than last week but I also rode a little faster too. Great ride.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Bike S airport ride

This morning I used the 2006 Cayenne S to haul the 1998 Bike S to the Baltimore Airport for a 11-mile ride around the airport. It's been awhile since I've cycled any distance, so I wanted to start with a shorter ride to test the legs and seat. I love this paved path loop. It's free of cars and wanders through some forested areas. I saw trees, wide open grassy fields, wild flowers, butterflies, squirrels, birds including Blue Jay and Cardinals and giant airplanes taking off and landing to make me feel small and slow. The peaceful ride doesn't get too many bikes or runners so it's a great way to get away from it all. I'm planning to ride again next weekend!

Friday, May 17, 2019

More PEC sights

Porsche, Porsche, Porsche at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, GA. 

Yesterday I was at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta and had a chance to see the Brumos collection in the PEC museum.

Bike S back in action

After washing and waxing the Boxster and Cayenne S today, I also cleaned up the 1998 Bike S and went for a short 4.6 mile ride around my neighborhood park. It's been too long as I have been favoring the Bike X on road rides. I really enjoy the Bike S because it handles so well. I think I'll take it for a ride this weekend and possibly do the 12 mile airport loop.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Porsche wins GTLM at Mid-Ohio

Great race! I watched on the big screen.

Yesterday I drove the 2006 Cayenne S off road through the Frederick Municipal Forest in Northwest Maryland. Not an extreme trail, but rocky and hilly. The Cayenne is built like a tank and took the dirt road effortlessly. I plan to go back again soon.

The drive was a test run for an upcoming Porsche SUV off road driving tour I'm interested in hosting through my local PCA Region. My plan is to drive the 90-minute forest loop and end at Springfield Manor Winery Distillery Brewery. The manor was built in 1765!

Recovery week

Last week was a week to forget. Got a flat tire on the Bike X and crashed the Bike S. And in two consecutive days. This week I’m back on the...