Saturday, February 27, 2010

Still Riding

I'm making fairly good progress towards my mileage goal for the year, with 1341km up now. It would be more but I have had a recurrence of the gammy knee which has slowed me down and forced a retirement from the Canberra 600km ride last weekend.

Have only ventured out a few times this week, a couple of early morning 30's to Bulli and back, though I pushed hard on a 100km training ride this morning down to Kiama and back - returning by thte scenic and undulating coastal cycleway. (will post a photo - truly I am spoilt for riding vistas). Feeling good afterwards, the knee a bit cranky but it was happy enough on the ride.

I am currently awaiting the arrival of a new saddle bag - the Carradice SQR Tour

It's quite a lot larger than the bag I currently use (a 5l Vaude Off road) and can hopefullly take the extra gear I need for the longer unsupported rides. I can't mount a rack on the Roubaix - and Dave would kill me if every tried) so this seems like a good and useful alternative. Not too heavy, not too heavy.

I ordered it through but it is out of stock and not due until March. Hopefully I will have it in time for the Dungog 600 in April.


Anonymous said...

Nice looking bag - but how do you mount your rear lights to be audax compliant?

Grant said...

Rear lights - two superflashes - are mounted low down on the seat stays. 'Cause the bag is removable, attaching lights to it doesn't comply with the rules. There is a handy loop however