The new Commuter – Charge Mixer 8

Charge Mixer

Charge Mixer

So with my commitment to riding and with the weather changing I decided it was time to look at purchasing another bike to add to the collection. The idea was a low maintenance,  fast, good looks and reliable commuting bike that could also stand up to the elements. After some looking around, I found the one that ticked all the boxes. 2011 Charge Mixer.

Charge Mixer

Charge Mixer

The Charge Mixer 2011 Hybrid Bike features a Tange, 700c infinity tubed frame, with heat treatment and rack mounts, Tange Mixer Chromoly Forks and Shimano Alfine SG-S500 internal 8 speed hub. Its very low maintenance and cheap to run in a long term. Shimano’s 486 hydraulic discs take care of the stopping. Its also made in the UK.

May Massive – 1000km

Its been a great start to May. Aaron and I are taking part in the May Massive Strava Challenge  1000km in the month of May. We have put a few km under the belt so far but now with the weather changing it will be a challenge for sure. A cold morning in the photo below. The rain really does take cycling from pleasant to cold dirty. We end up with a nice line of road muck up our backs. Another order has been placed for a bunch of wet weather gear including some mud guards.