Journeys on my sprint

So this is just some Videos and Photos of my Journeys and happenings. Please see my other recumbent Greenspeed Page to.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

28th Dec 2011 wishing all a great new year.

28th Dec 2011
I have been out two days on the trot, one testing the trike out
But I have been getting my confidence back as well, I have had a large change in my eyesight!
It happens and will continue to, however it knocks me from time to time as this change has.
I have to admit 50% of hitting the bollard was my eye sight. My left eye has changes, some more sells
Have died lessening the sharpness and widening the blind centre in the left, the right is handing in there.
However I have had to do some long journeys to get my brain to get use to it and get my confidence
Back. Good ride to day went full bore into London using the bike path along the A4 past a great building the hover Building, II can remember when Hovers where made there a long time back now.

After finding my way around the fly over Rejoined A40 and made my way to Kings X where you get the train to Hogwarts, then into Jud St where the RNIB 

 but it was closed, I had some idea it was so no problem its was the ride, went on threw to Oxford street had a look around the rip-off HMV, Long time since I have brought any thing there just have a good look around see if there is something I would like them get it cheaper on Amazon, no wonder there going bankrupt!!
Them made my way down regent street then down to mall and hide park for a pee and a coffee.
Sat and watched the ducks contemplating my eye sight and getting it all in to perspective. Felt good about the ride and regained my confidence and worked out the eye sight, OK I have to be that bit more cheerful on my left side, and have to scan a lager area, and have to admit yet again its going and it will not come back, I have to face it and let go and move on and just do what I love the best way I can.
All things change that’s one constant in life. I am hoping for a good year this year as it could be my last
Or dame near it, I would like to cycle in Europe a run down the cost would be fine I am thinking.
Would find it difficult on my own but if that’s the way if it has to be, I do not have much time left.
I had no problems to day it worked out well looking forwarded to a Sunday run, or a run out on the Tandem resting the legs Thursday and Friday.
OK wishing all a great new year.
Remember It’s a Wonderful world

Monday, 26 December 2011

26th DEC 2011

 All back together again and running great again
Took it out on a test run to day and to run off some turkey and stuffing
Plus make room for some more today!.


26th Dec all back together again and running great again
Took it out on a test run to day and to run off some turkey and stuffing
Plus make room for some more today!.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

24th Dec a quirt afternoon.
Decided to replace the parts on the sprint, all went well except the steering strut , but not a problem.
Spent some time brining the wheels back in line, but all seems too be OK.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Thanks ICE

OK the Bits have arrived in the postt   Thanks ICE , something to do over Christmas to work off the turkey. Hope to get out boxing day for a good long ride.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Getting there

Getting there, new wheel came to day and I ordered the parts
Wheel post and the stirring rod. The bike is on the road back and forth to work
Now with the new wheel and the lining up of the wheels its running well.
Some times there just will not go in here ?

Monday, 19 December 2011

Monday 19th A Better day

Monday 19th
OK Ordered a new wheel and rooter the wheel is to much out to get back in.
And then set to work after some very helpful advise from ICE.
Managed to get it back on the road , it’s a temp fix.

Road Test
well Pleased runing well
will be even better with a new wheel
its in the post.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Sunday Morning 18th DEC

Aborted Club ride.
Disaster! Met up at the pump cold but a not to bad day but very Icy.
Set off with the guys and disappointingly only got to around 2 miles
When I had an altercation with a wooden bollard! That just blended in in with the surroundings
Plus I was not paying attention, so the inevitable took place I hit it with my right wheel!
Buckled the wheel and pit a slight bent in the disk brake, plus the in packet has knocked the calliper out of line! Adrian very kindly cam over and had a look for me and we got it as I thought in line, but its not braking as sharply as there other side. So I think its still out. I can use it to get to work and back until I get a new wheel and disk then I can set to and try to alien the calliper courtly.
I will have another fiddle Monday as I have the day off but I had to give up to day as its cold out there !
Well its my first misshape, and if I was to have one it was going to be a bollard! Its disappointing as it’s the first time my eye sight has let me down in this way, the idea of a three wheeler has worked out as if I had been on a solo Bike I think it could have been nasty!
O will lessen learnt.

Sunday evening blues!
Had another try to understand what’s going on but had to admit defeat!
I will have another look to morrow in the day light.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Winter tyres

With winter upon us, I remembered last year’s snow, and on two wheels not being able to cycle to work or at weekends, so now on the trike decided to get set up with  some winter spiked studded tyres for snow and ice, so   Ordered a set of wheels from Ice and the tyres from West Country Recumbent.
  May Seems a little over the top to get a set of wheels however with my eye sight problem I always go for the simplest ways with a spear set of wheels if I get a problem like punchers I can change the wheel and fix the puncher at a later time as it takes me longer with my eye sight to fix plus with the winter spiked studded on the rims again when it snows its just a matter of changing wheels rather than changing tyres and if I am off to work its quicker as my trike is my main form of transport.
As you will see on the video I changed the Tapes over to a high PSI tape as fitted on the Greenspeed Rims Not keen on the tape the wheels came with after having problems with them.
I have fitted slime   smart tubes all around as well as the tyres are not guarded  as the Marathon Plus I run on both trike,s.
Now can’t wait for the snow to have some fun in and on. Will be interesting as I do not a loss of traction on the back wheel in some situations during the year so wundering how it will cope in the snow and ice, I will let you know.