My RANS Stratus XP arrived this afternoon, 5/10/2006, at 12:15 p.m. EDT. [Thanks Dana!]
- It weighs 34 lbs (15.4 kgs), and;
- Is 92.5 inches (234.6 cms) long
~ My new baby ~
Now for setup. Regretably, I have much to do in the office this afternoon and cannot dedicate the complete day to the Stratus.
At this point, I’m now waiting on the following:
The item from Angletech & the Crank Brothers pedals from Spin Cyclz.
Today, I reassembled the bike and did lots of test riding.
This cycle is really COOL! Now I have 2 fun-to-ride recumbents. This tour will be great of my Stratus XP.
Back to installing stuff–pictures soon…
Recording: I will capture the route using a Garmin Edge 305 and post it to MotionBased Web Site as we travel along. In addition, I hope to maintain this blog as a travel log of sorts. Depending on weight, I plan to carry one or more cameras.
Travel: We plan to depart Wednesday, June 7, 2006, and return Saturday, June 17, 2006, at 7:15 a.m., or possibly Sunday. At this time, we are discussing return via Amtrak. My rate as a Veteran was $53.70 [now $69.70–I should have made my reservations at the lower price] for a coach seat and a 16 hour, 44 minute ride back to Fayetteville, arriving ~11:59 p.m. 6/17/2006. Reservations made.
Amtrak makes provisions for bicycle transport.
Consider this for your biking.
It’s a RANS Stratus XP, a long wheelbase recumbent, built for touring.
One of my Project One’s functions (touring) has been replaced by a dedicated touring cycle, the RANS Stratus XP. My DF, and others like it, have taken me many miles. I will continue to ride it quite often; but, for a 1,000 plus mile tour, I’ve purchased a more suitable bike.