Incredible as it sounds, this is the sort of absurd contraption it takes to catfish a mountain biker onto a bicycle with drop bars:
Plus, they can keep wearing the same jerseys:
And using the same pedals:
Flapless Pedal [noun] : A bicycle pedal incorporating aspects of both flat and clipless pedals systems. [“Flapless” is a portmanteau of the words “flat” and “clipless.”]
Anyway, if you act now, Niner will include a free tailgate pad with your purchase:
Because the last thing you should ever do is attempt to ride a drop bar bicycle on the road.
But hey, I realize not everybody has cultivated the level of sophistication one needs to appreciate the very finest in late-’80s road bike meh-xotica:
Or the skill it takes to ride 23mm tires on wet leaves, let alone on a bicycle without front or rear suspension:
Yes, it’s a feat of daring and bravery that requires a light yet confident touch, like performing surgery, or like walking a ferret:
In this litigious age, it’s incredible that something so narrow is even legal. (A 23mm tire, that is; ferrets of course are still illegal in New York.)
The trees are currently resplendent in their autumn finery:
And, like the exuberance of spring, it’s both delightful yet depressing, since it’s as beautiful as it is fleeting:
Get out there while you can, it’ll be road salt season before you know it.