Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cafe Ride

Joined the boys for a quick 100km populaire yesterday and showed off the new bike. Clocked up 123km for the day and had a thoroughly good time. Had some gearing issues coming up out of Jambaroo and stopped in at Spearmans to have it checked on the way home. Just a bit of cable stretch.

Its so much faster than the stealth or the Apollogy and for the first time on ride I felt like I was keeping up.

Suffered from cramps after about 100km but I kept pushing and the pain quickly went. I will try this technique again.

Mileage in Kilometers = 2437 and change.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Back on the bike again

As I'd mentioned some months ago I had ordered a new bicycle and on the weekend I finally got it. It's by far the lightest and fastest bike I've ever owned, and its worth as a motivational tool is considerable. I managed to clock up 103.4 km's on it over the weekend and enjoyed every moment.


The bike is a Specialized Roubaix equipped with a full Ultegra component set and rolling on Mavic Aksium wheels. The bike was built up for me by Dave at Spearman Cycles.

There are a number of firsts for this bike, its the first carbon frame, first low spoke wheels and its the first bike I've owned with brifters -- so am trying to get the hang of them. Took me about 60km to stop reaching down to the down tube to change gears.

Mileage in Kilometres = 2314.09

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Back on the bike

I have been suffering in the last month or so. Shortly after my last post I injured my shoulder in a gardening related incident and have done something complicated to something called the supraspinatus which is affecting my rotator cuff and has been causing a great deal of pain.

I've also had the flu.

I have put on 5kg.

Nevertheless a snap decision this morning and I mounted the bike and completed a quick 40km ride which included some WYD official irritating ( NB As I only irritated him, I couldn't be arrested). I'm siting here now with a heat pack on the shoulder which is hurting again, but I'm glad that I got out.

Mileage in Kilometers = 2210.69