Saturday, August 16, 2008

Saturday Fantom 29 Ride

Today I rode 13.8 miles on the Motobecane Fantom 29. Again the Fantom 29 performed flawlessly.

No pictures today as I discovered my batteries were dead.

I took to the streets and rode directly to Marsh Creek State Park. I entered the park on Chalfont Road then too the blue trail to the quarry. Then I rode the railroad bed all the way down to Lydell Road.

Just before I reached Lydell Road there were two women on horseback. I let them pass. I usually double back on the railroad bed but I did not want to have to pass by the horses again. So I rode up Lydell Road to the park entrance then took the gravel road to the dam.

It was beautiful weather-- temperature in the low 70's and sunny. When I arrived at the dam I counted 10 boaters spread throughout the lake.

I then did the downhill and back up the dam road. I then made my way back to the blue trail by way of the gravel road. I took the blue trail to Chalfont Road and then made my way back home.


Bradley said...

Sounds like a great ride with great weather. I ordered my fantom29 yesterday and can't wait to get it. I will now be looking for a computer for the bike and was wandering if you had any suggestions. I don't know anything about them nor how much, or should I say little, I should pay for it. But I would like to keep track of how much I ride.

Mike said...


The Cateye Enduro 8 computer is a good choice for a mountain bike. I got it at for $23.95. See my February 29, 2008 post for installation.

I think a cyclocomputer is a good idea so you can record how far you have ridden in a mileage log and also because it has a clock which is good on the trail since it is easy to lose track of time.

I hope you enjoy your Fantom 29.