Last update from the Netherlands
Last update before I leave
Last week I tested the gear on my recumbent with 80% of the weight I will carry with a little trip.
This was revealing!
I had to get used to a very heavy loaded bicycle, I was used to this fast. Although there will be more weight added when I leave Prudhoe Bay;
Food (9-11 kg), water (2 kg), my tent (2 kg) the bear container (1,2 kg) and gas (1 kg).
But I intend to try and sent some of the food south along the route or in Coltfoot.
The chain wasn’t running smoothly in the tubes, it was running in.
I did stop several times for inspection but I couldn’t find the problem.
When I arrived at the house of my friend Ton, I was headed for, we both looked at the problem and did find it!
The chain tensioner wheels, made contact with the rear chain wheel itself!
Ton made a little sketch and went to work.
Half an hour later the metal piece was ready and installed.
The problem was solved!
Ton and I were very excited! I am very glad with the help of Ton (again) and thanked him frequently.
The ride back was without any noise, great!
See the picture on my blog for explanation!
All in all, the gear was as expected and I was very glad now I am ready for the adventure.
My physical condition isn’t what it has to be, but I am not worrying.
In time I will gain in physical condition fast.
Also I won’t have to do anything else but cycle every day about a 100 km.
I will definitely manage!
The gear in the bags is ready for 95% and will be completely ready this week.
I will box my bicycle this week, so it will be ready for the flight.
Coming Sunday my family and I will have a nice diner together.
Another week and a half I will have to work in the hospital and then I will be off!
The next update will be from Prudhoe Bay where I will tell about the trip by plane.