Sunday, December 11, 2005

Boat Tow Training

Got the new bike, and had it tuned up at The Clean Machine. Dahon has sponsored me with a Presto Light folder, 16" wheels, 18 lb bike that will fit in the back hatch of the Kruger Dreamcatcher. I've started experimenting with a tow. Paddleboy Designs has donated the "Heavy Lifter" boat cart.

I can fairly easily maintain an 8 mph pace on a flat course, and can get speeds up to 11 mph while towing the boat with an additional 30 lbs of weight (I'll have 60-70 lbs during the race). My goal will be to finish the 40 mile portage in 5 hours.

See more photos on my website, the challenge page.