Out to Burley with several stops on the way to make minor adjustments such as the alignment of the chain return tube and moving around of rear view mirrors to give John less of a view of Sheila and more idea about vehicles approaching from behind.
We had taken two links out of the front chain following our previous car park test, so this was the first real chance to see if the leg length adjustments were correct. Everything can be moved, but with three wheels and no right angle bottom bracket, as well as hex keys it is a plumb bob and spirit level job.
Continued from Burley to the bottom of Crow Hill so we could turn around and come back up testing our lower gear range and trying to assess whether it would take us up the climb to Hardy’s monument on the Dorset Coastlet on Sunday.
Briefly tried a spell in top gear and decided that the large 65 tooth chainring would mostly be a rather heavy chainguard for the middle ring and we would rarely require to pedal at the speeds above 70km required by this ring.
Conclusion – a few bits to sort, but overall OK.
Not weight weenies (how can you be on anything as monstrously heavy as Greta) but decided the weight of the rear headrest exceeded its comfort factor, so removed it.
Also John found there really was no front seat to sit on. Recumbent is OK, but nice to have something under your bum. So yesterday we removed the seat fabric from frame and repositioned it. Required buying new shock cord from yatch chandlers, then a four-handed struggle to lace and tension it all up. left us exhausted.
Now for the real test next Sunday