Went to Lübeck today, to visit Flevo and buy a Velomobile cover made by Radical Design.
Radical also manufactures the very practical velomobile bags. Highly recommended!
I’ve heard before, that the Flevo shop is a bit hidden. No kidding!
You can only see the Flevo shop, if you stand right in front of it.
The little back yard, in the middle of these centuries old houses, is absolutely adorable.
On the way back, I came in a rain shower. Despite regularly using some anti-fog, the Milan visor fogged-up within minutes and I had to take a break at a farm shop.
The farm is quite famous around here, since they grow their red potatoes on trees
Anyway, while the Radical cover is actually custom made for the WAW velomobile, it just fits the Milan GT as well. Its a bit loose at the front of the nose, though.
The Milan is still shod with Marathon GT 365. While their grip on wet roads is absolutely stunning (I can break hard at any speed in rain), they are kind of slow.
The Milan consumed roughly 30% more energy on this trip (125km with a 40.3km/h average) than I’m used to (a whopping 9.9Wh/km instead of 6-7Wh/km*) and the battery ran dry two kilometers from home. Tomorrow the quicker Maxxis DTH go back on the front wheels and the GT 365 will be used for winter commuting.
*both figures include some city traffic. The stop-and-go between traffic lights easily doubles or even triples the overall consumption figures, compared to the actual consumption figures on flat, open country roads (3-4Wh/km).