The bike carrier's first road trip

There won't be any rainy-day Sunday posts this weekend although it is supposed to be raining - or is it supposed to snow now? Anyway, I'll be in the Ozarks getting wet and building mountain bike trails with EarthRiders. This weekend is part of getting a $70k grant towards trail building equipment, so soaked or not, I want to help 'em get it lined up. Hopefully we'll get a lot of new trail put in this weekend.

So since I won't be here to provoke your thoughts all weekend long, I'll come up with a discussion topic: The validity of low-rise (aka rapid-rise) rear derailluers. Are they as good as advertised or a marketing ploy? Talk amongst yourselves...