Well, despite my better judgement, on the last leg of my Coker ride today the spector of Joe Marshall talked me into disengaging my targeting computer and trading pavement for gumbo mud. I gave the nice slick asphault one last longing look as the phantom encouraged me to “Let Go”.
There is not alot of clearance between the tire and frame. Thats ok- the wheel is such a jugernaut, it shrugs off excess mud on frame without a second thought. This does not make the cycling computer happy.
Don’t give up- you can spin that monster wheel out of the thickest mud.
Skiing is fun: don’t plan on breaking hard when you hit the frosting. This can be great sport, and required repeated attempts before I stoped giggling. You can slide a LONG way.
The wheel gets HEAVY with all that mud. This makes it a bit harder to get going- but virtualy unstopable. Plow through anything.
There is lots of mud that needs to be cleaned off my Coker. Where is Joe Marshall now, I ask you? I might be able to justify leaving it there, if I go mudding tomorrow, too. Arg! Rust is a scourge! Why did I listen?
I shake my fist at you Joe Marshall, do you here me? Do you?
“rhysling” <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org… > There is lots of mud that needs to be > cleaned off my Coker. Where is Joe Marshall now, I ask you? I > might be able to justify leaving it there, if I go mudding tomorrow, > too. Arg! Rust is a scourge! Why did I listen? > > I shake my > fist at you Joe Marshall, do you here me? Do you?
Haha, you’ve done it now, you’ll be addicted to offroad cokering before you
Leave the mud on, keep it somewhere not too cold and it won’t rust. You’ll
ride off the dried up mud next ride. If you live / ride near a stream or
even a big puddle ride through that a few times at the end of your ride and
you’ll magically get a shiny unmuddy coker, although a wet muddy you.
Just out of interest, how many offroad coker riders are there in the US? I
know there’s a whole bunch in the UK.
If you’re looking for something else new and stupid to do with the Coker, I
can recommend riding it in the dark with lights and also the latest thing
I’ve been doing, riding it at night by the light of the moon which is great
fun although obviously it’d be a bad idea to do that on any major roads.
As I recall, the day my Coker came in the mail, I did not get home tell around 3am. It took me the better part of an hour just to mount it the first time- but I can assure you, there was NO WAY I wasn’t going to ride it right then and there. My first ride was by full moon on a dark country road. I had to ride all the way out to the interstate just to turn around.