Post man flu recovery ride – I managed 10 miles up the valley on the Fuego in the dark last night. I always love cycling the narrow country roads in the dark, and 2 days confined to the house had left me with cabin fever. I had a close encounter with a barn owl –… Read More
Managed a quick test ride round the village tonight with the roads mostly ice free and no rain falling for a change. It’s the first time I’ve been out on the Fuego for a couple of months, having been acclimatising to the Cruzbike and riding the Quetzal with my wife at the weekends. It’s amazing… Read More
I finally got the conversion finished – it turned out to be a bit trickier than I’d anticipated. Because the cables went through the inside of the tiller, I had to disconnect everything to get the tiller off. It also turned out that all the cables were about 4 inches too long for a neat… Read More
After riding the Quetzal with the aerobars, I started thinking about converting the Fuego from its original tiller bars. This is how it used to look: The tiller works great and is amazingly adjustable, but I discovered that aero bars are much more suited to keeping the chest open and the upper torso muscles relaxed,… Read More
Caning it on the Nazca Fuego. Camera was totally squint but you still get a good feel for the grin-inducing action of flying along at near 50mph with your butt just off the road!
Recovering from a ligament injury and enjoying the start of the summer sunshine on the Fuego. A nice hilly loop with some great scenery.
Not long after my first recumbent purchase – I was still using power grips for quick exit from pedals in the event of any untoward bike handling mistakes! This is a great hill to descend, as long as you’re mindful of the poor visibility on some of the bends.