Got the single speed out for a cold ride. 23, breezy, with flurries. The coldest I’ve ridden in for many years. It was fun once I got the initial chill out of the way.
I came home and added up my miles for the year- 4497!
More than I expected, but why didnt I add them up sooner so I could make the 4500 mark!
Yesterday, I finally had a decent day (where I had the time) to get out for a ride. It was in the upper 40’s, and breezy. It sounds like today will be another decent day, with temps about the same. I should be able to get out more this week, but it will be colder. Back to more seasonal temps.
The holdiays are over, and most of the stress is behind me. Now I need to get my diet back in order, and started getting off the winter pounds (racing season will start too soon). On a positive, no Crohn’s flareup during the holiday, unlike last year when I was in misery. That means I should get off to a better start.
I did get the Draft out yesterday. I switched out the saddle and post, replacing the stock (and overweight) velo saddle with the Fizik Arionne. I should have made more accurate saddle height adjustments since I did not have the perfect fit. The bike is definelty heavier, but still lighter than I expected. Other improvements are needed, which will probably start with a new wheelset so I can get rid of the 700×28’s. The thing that impressed me most was the very thing that made me interested in ss/fs cycling..the simplicity.
I might flip the wheel and give the fixed gear a try today. Should be interesting!
A nice day at home..the stress is over.
I got a new ride. My last new bike for Christmas was 1968.
I’ve had a desire to get a single speed/fixed speed. David picked up on that and got me a SE Draft Light. Not a top line, and I know it’s gotten some bad raps, but the price was right. And it is a 2009 model which appears to be a big step above the previous year’s models.
Still some upgrading to do, especially with the seat and pedals.
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