Just revisited this thread... On July 25th, Tipton Iowa hosted RAGBRAI XXXVI as an overnight town. Our town of 3155 residents hosted some 20,000 visitors, most of them on bikes! It was a great time had by all. I think I have to ride it next year! I put 20 miles on my black Trek that day, and my other officer put 30 miles on hers. I had 31 officers from out of town come help, and there were nine of us on bikes total.
In late June, I picked up two of the last '06 Burley recumbents left in captivity, a Hepcat SWB for me (all XTR with a Trutative CF crankset) and a Jett Creek LWB for my wife (all SRAM x9). Boy, are THEY different to ride. There is quite a learning curve. The 'bents went to the East Coast with us this month, and got road time in Charleston, SC, Tappahannock, VA, and College Park MD.
I kept the GT and gave it to my youngest son (now 19) who loves it. I found that the chainstays had fractured. GT is no longer honoring their "as long as you own the frame" warranty, but I found a local who TIG welded the chainstays for me and did a fabulous job.
The Giant Halfway and '93 diamond-frame Bike Friday Pocket Rocket both went to new owners in SoCal. I just bought, but haven't yet recieved a new/used '04 Trek F600 folder with Shimano rapid fire.
What have you guys been up to?
AIR 2053 Current: 2006 Born Free 32 RQ Kodiak Chassis, & 1995 Coachmen B-van
Former Airstreams: 1953 Flying Cloud, 1957 Overlander, 1961 Bambi, 1970 Safari Special, 1978 Argosy Minuet, 1985 325 Moho, 1994 Limited 34' Two-door, 1994 B190 "B-Van"