Good points, Tom and true, I have found among different bikes I own/have owned, minimal differences in my speed, though noticeable differences in what I can lift and maneuver readily when that has to be done. I too would say failings in regards to riding are generally my own, not the bike's! :). Would love to know how you fare with the Clem in Baltimore County!
On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 3:20:59 PM UTC-5, Tom Horton wrote: > > hi nancy, I've ridden those hilly baltimore valleys a good deal, on a > custom titanium serotta and on a fendered, touring racked big (68cm) > atlantis, and the difference isn't as much as you'd think. last year we > encountered some hills in quebec that were defeating my sixtyish band of > cyclists and we took our bags off and stashed them in the woods, shedding > maybe 15-20 pounds; and again it just didn't help that much. my point I > guess is that weight doesn't matter as much as we think. just got a 64 cm > clem L and maybe in next month or two I can report how that manages in > baltimore county. strongly suspect any failings will be the rider, not the > clem. tom horton > > On Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 5:56:42 PM UTC-5, Nancy Seibel wrote: >> >> Hi, there, I'm seriously thinking of buying a Clem L (I know...that's how >> it starts) and wanted to hear from those of you have ridden this bike. What >> do you like about it? Any dislikes? How is it on hilly routes? What about >> long rides - defined as 30-60+ miles? >> >> I test rode one for a short spin around town and loved it. But would I >> Iove it in hilly Baltimore County MD, on a century or out for a multi-day >> tour? >> >> Thanks in advance for your comments! >> > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.