As per usual whenever one of the bikes needs to go to shoppe for maintenance and I don't have a car, a second bike comes along so I have a steed for the return ride.
About half-way in the 5k ride I pass by the Justice Institute which doubles as the local Police Academy. The junior blue is out in full force outside with the nice weather, from the sound of it they are being instructed on how to subdue a suspect. So here I ride by, my grey manes flopping in the wind, riding one bike one-handed and grabbing the other by the scruff. I get some stares but no one says anything. Haha.
Next barrel down the Sapperton Hill, must have hit a slight bump cause my second steed starts bucking like mad. How do you control it? Well you lift the front wheel off the street making the rear wheel calm down. Then when things are settled and you've slowed down sufficiently you ease the front wheel back on the road. It took me a 2nd attempt to figure that one out, on first try I was still too fast and the easing wasn't quite easing so the bucking started again. Try not to panick, there's still some time till the traffic light.
This time I brought the road bike; normally I bring my mountain bike as the 2nd steed cause while two flatbars are harder to steer side by side peleton style, the MTB tends to buck less. I guess that notion was reaffirmed today
Since I had 2 bikes for about 5k, does that count as a 10k ride?