Yesterday, me and my wife took a day away from the kids to tandem round the Isle of Arran on our Nazca Quetzal. The previous night, we prepared everything for the day including folding and packing the tandem into the back of the car. It’s amazing to cram such a massive bike into a standard… Read More
I was spurred into action by our recent participation in the Tour de Lauder Sportive on the Quetzal and got my detailed review of the bike finished and posted at long last. You can read it here: https://recumbentcyclist.co.uk/bikes-i-ride/nazca-quetzal/
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
Riding down a fast hill one handed on the beast with the missus after a 7 mile climb.