Man I feel like such a slacker, only going for 20 mile rides each the last two days, as I'm getting used to regularly riding again.
Thankfully a local bike shop sorted my gearing. It was the derailleur, which the tech said was finnicky on my model. He adjusted it in 10 minutes and didn't charge anything. In the meantime I checked out some very tempting gravel bikes. It's odd how full of stock bike shops are now.
Riding at altitude is quite a bizarre experience the first time you do it, as you quickly find yourself being out of breath despite feeling like you've not put that much effort it, and it takes a long time to regain your breath even when you stop.I’m not sure if I’d still be able to breathe at 4,000m. I haven’t even ridden to 3,000.
Finally a nice day! 22C and sunny.
Spent the morning in the back yard getting rid of old dead trees and old dead fence bits.
That said, and as tiring as that was I had to get in a quick 10k around 3:30.
Not so super any more...
I'm hoping tomorrow is a better ride day.
Nice!My wife has an e-bike that she absolutely adores. But the prices on them tells me I could add a couple more PRS's or some other gear to my arsenal. And I sold her the thing before I retired from the dealership I worked at, employee pricing and all that.
Me, I have an old Mongoose mountain bike that has been ignored for a few years and this spring I finally got it back in operational condition. Mostly. I have a bit of a jammed up cable thing going on in the rear gearset that I can't seem to break free to maximize the final four sprockets in the cluster. I hope to get either a new cable or free up the old one into proper working order, but so far it's being stubborn. But it's rideable as is. It's actually a great piece of kit for it's age (kinda like me haha); 24 speeds (when they all work), full suspension, quick release wheels, not super heavy, easy to ride, not super fast compared to some but fairly comfortable on my skinny hiney. Maybe with enough activity on the crankset I'll move some of the padding around my middle to my posterior region! I'll post a couple picks once the restoration and final cleanup is complete.
Cheers mate!Look on the bright side Dave, you are 415km ahead of me ;~)) As for the Hell's eeeNgel you encountered, sounds like you did the right thing and it is unlikely there was anything you could do!! Thanks for sharing the photos!!!
Due to the mild winter, I’m ahead of last year’s numbers. YTD I’m at 2,511 miles.My distance is way down this year. My total is about right for a good month.
My log says I’ve spent more time playing pickleball than on my road bike - don’t tell tiboy.
Nice ride!Thought I would throw my daily exercise scoot out here and explain its reason for being where I live and how I ride.
Living in a very flat part of Florida(yes Florida does have some terrain change but not here…lol) there is no need for a MTB or multiple gears of 30,27,24, 21 blah blah, 2 is enough for me.
Now I like MOST of the aspects of a race bike like the light weight frame, wheels, skinny light tread tyres but certainly not the multiple gears again or the dropped bars, in fact around here every rider I see with dropped bars is on the top gripping brake lever handles like I used to do.
So I turned to what they term a hybrid here( I would term this a road bike but whatever)
Its got the light weight frame, skinny wheels and tyres, simple rim brakes and the much needed flat bars and a Shimano internal hub 8 speed out back , ok still more than I need but I guess I have options.
Its perfect for me and gets ridden morning and evening every day.
All I changed was the seat, the pedals and the tyres out when I bought it in 2018.
It will likely outlive me tbh.
Usually find me in 6th gear for 13 to 16mph and then 7th gear for when I can manage 17mph plus…lol.
I never worry overmuch about how many miles I do on a ride, just thankful to still get out there and exercise to keep the arthritis at bay!
Oh a bonus is the stealth bomber flat black paint never really looks dirty so it gets washed and cleaned very infrequently.