Sunday, July 19, 2015

No fear for the Cardona diversion

Wheels of Happiness

Angono Rizal Philippines

July 18, 2015

I used to dread the climb to the diversion.  After seeing many trucks stall climbing from LLDA to the crest, and the difficulty we had climbing this....

But today and lately, this author conquered the fear of the Cardona diversion. This morning, I strayed away from the group and went up well nearly stalling using 32 x 19 (that is 44 gear inches)

Going back I did not shift down the FD. I used 44 x 28. (that is 42 gear inches)  It is a little bit noisy but I got to the top without much effort.  It turns out that 44 x 28 is a low low gear ratio, I could get down to 32 x 23 or 25.   Wow.  I still have two low gears to spare.

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