Sunday, February 28, 2021

Shocks or carbon fiber?

 

I’m trying to decide if I should ride the C&O and GAP 340-mile ride this fall with the original OEM front bike shocks or the aftermarket German-made carbon fiber fork that I used on the Death Ride. Something I’ll have to ponder over a few biers.


Saturday, February 27, 2021

New Road America personal best

New 2:08.006 personal lap record at Road America in the Porsche 997. Just loving this car! Can't wait until the spring PCA Sim Racing Series 6!


2004 Porsche Bike X shock cleaning


I took apart, cleaned and greased the 2004 Porsche Bike X original front forks today. These forks aren’t on the bike currently. However, I am considering reinstalling for the fall C&O/GAP attempt. A little extra cushioning might be nice on the 340 mile ride. 

Friday, February 26, 2021

New Porsche Bike?

 

Word on the street is Porsche is announcing a new 2021 e Bike in early March. I found this story online with a camouflaged prototype e bike. I’m looking forward to learning more about Porsche’s latest bicycle. 

C&O and GAP?

I am strongly considering riding the entire 340 mile C&O and GAP this fall. My original plan was to ride the Great Allegheny Passage in 2021 after riding the Chesapeake and Ohio in 2020. But why not do both in one go? How about adding an Ortlieb bike rack and bags and ride unassisted? I do love my bike gear. We'll see how the training goes.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

First ride 2021

First bike ride in 2021. With 60 degree weather and sun I was finally able to sneak in a little outdoor ride. One hour on the 2004 Bike X felt good after a winter of inside stationary bike cycling.
 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Winter training

 

With cold and snowy days this winter, all my training has been inside on the stationary bike. I brought my 2004 Porsche Bike X inside to think about all the adventures I’d like to chase in 2021.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Long Beach circuit

First laps at the Long Beach circuit in the 997. Love this challenging track layout.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Porsche Bike RX

Today I picked up a Porsche Bike RX for a friend. I drove to Pennsylvania in the Cayenne S and brought the Porsche bike home for a good cleaning before shipping out. This is a beautiful Porsche Bike!


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Porsche Bike touring videos




I recorded a few short videos to document some of my C&O and GAP bike touring notes for a few friends. 

Monday, February 8, 2021

New PR at Road America

New 2:08 personal best at Road America. Just loving the RUF 997!

Boxster ride height

Finally getting a chance to drive the 986 a little after the strut replacement and bad weather, the ride height is starting to settle into the stock setting. Maybe a little higher than stock. Hoping it will settle in shortly once I can drive a little more.


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...