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An August Mosey Monday

by on August 9, 2010

This Ride: 23.5 miles
Kona Distance: 2,566.1 miles
Month to date: 227.2 miles
2010 Total: 3,032.5 miles
Pace to 5,254.8 mile goal in 2010: (54 miles ahead of goal pace)

Two days off the bike feels like a long time. There were a couple of opportunities to ride over the weekend, but it would have had to be short rides squeezed in.

I was running a bit late this morning, or so I thought.  I needed new batteries in my headlight and so popped a new set in checked it quick, and out the door.  Evidently those batteries were not new.  Within a minute, there was no useful light but I pressed on.  I can hardly wait for the new Night Rider to come in.  I really want to see in the morning.  As it turns out, I got to the Rusty Bridge by 5:41 and decided to wait.  Eventually Dave, Bryan, Jeff, and Brian (a relatively new rider to the group) showed up and off we went.

It was an easy pace.  Plenty of good conversation.  We pushed up the hill in Round Bay.  I thought my fitness level was better.  I need to plan some rides with hills to increase my fitness level.  We had a nice fast pace down B&A.  At the end we all split off for home, and I added a few miles just to get close to my goal of 25 miles.  But time was slipping away, and I needed to get back home for the rest of the days activities.

The first half of this ride felt like I was riding through a thin coat of mud.  I just wasn’t rolling smooth.  I think it was just me.  Later, Dave correctly diagnosed the noise I’ve been getting as I stand and pedal.  It turns out that by tightening my rear wheel quick release skewer, I stopped the noise.  It was only an eighth of a turn, but it silenced it immediately.

Nice ride.  Pretty morning.  Ready for the rest of the day.

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One Comment
  1. Remarkable sometimes how such small adjustments on a bike can make a big difference.

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