I got an e mail from my Pugsley riding mate Bruce the other day suggesting we go for a blast on the beach, me on the Pugsley and he'd be on his 29er, (google it) a Surly Karate Monkey. I was planning on going for a wee spin on the GS, but I couldn't turn down the chance to go for a proper cycle on a Pugsley.
I bought my frame off Bruce a few months back. (see this post) His current Pugsley is exactly the same frame size as mine and it was good to find out it was comfortable for me as some folk thought it could be a bit small. So I grabbed my camera and the Gopro and we headed out towards Tyningham.
The Pugsley and the Karate Monkey with the Bass Rock in the background.
The Pugsley on the Secret Trail.
Pugsley in Binning Woods
The Pugsley is awesome fun. It works really well on the trails with the big balloon tyres floating over mud and giving loads of grip on rocks and roots but where you really notice the difference in on really soft stuff like sand. With only around 8psi in the tyres the Pugsley floats over stuff normal bikes just sink into. We even went belting doon the sand dunes!
Bruce showing how its done on the dunes.
Cheers Bruce, sorry for getting your bike so clarty!
I had the Gopro with me and Bruce had brought his along too, which made making a wee film much easier. Here's the masterpiece.
The Surly Pugsley. Fucking awesome.