It was nice riding on the roads, and not being beaten up and stung my the bridleways I normally ride around here; maybe I'm a closet roadie? I found that I could ride along at a much higher speed, and for less effort, if I rode with my hands on the brake/gear shifter tops, rather than on the grips, an letting my elbows come more inline with my hands and drop slightly. I see drop handlebars in my future.
Ride stats are brought to you courtesy of the wireless bike computer/heart rate monitor that Sarah got me for my birthday. Not only do I now get to geek out on average speeds and heart rates, but having the computer helped me to keep going at a higher speed than I would have when riding on my own without one.
- Distance: 25.6 miles
- Surface: Road (plus a little bridleway, to get out of town)
- Weather: Warm and dry, no wind
- Time: Late morning, 1 hour 45 minutes
- Bike: Inbred, with 1.75″ semi-slick tyres
- Comments: Felt good.