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Afternoon Heat Relief

Here we have an overland triker who has at long last pedaled into the shade of a hill during late afternoon. The day’s ride over the previous 17 miles had been hot and demanding, with many steep uphills in the blazing sun. Now the road flattens and heads slightly downhill … for a half mile at most, until the next climb through the rolling foothills of Oregon’s mighty big Cascade Range.

Gary Bunting is the rider here, on his 2010 Catrike Road pulling a Burley trailer. Marathon Plus tires grace the ground for a flat free experience. At 66 years, Gary demonstrates that trikes are not just for kids.

2 responses

  1. when riding the hotter climes (i.e., the desert), i love how one can nestle his/her ‘bent trike (hmmm…”brike”?) into an even thin sliver of shade to get relief…nay…to survive!

    October 19, 2012 at 6:23 am

  2. Gary W. Bunting

    Hi Steve,

    You’ve suprised with this one! I didn’t even know that you were around with me on the CCTE at that moment of hill-cresting joy (that climb was one of the biggest 17-mile ‘gruelers’ I’ve ever taken on trike or bike – little did I know what those Oregon Cascades had in store for this old man!). My face looks pretty taught with tenseness in this pic, doesn’t it? I was exhausted.


    October 19, 2012 at 7:18 am