Hard week in the saddle,

I think it’s because I’ve seen significant improvement in my strength and fitness on the Langster that I feel like I’m training for something, but I’m not, should I?

Yesterdays ride to and from college was just as fast as the week before but the return journey home was 2miles longer than the week before!

Oh and I have some stats [geek out time]

  • Days – 7
  • Time – 7 hours 33 minutes
  • Distance: 102.29 miles
  • Average speed 13.5mph
  • Max 40.1

My legs were feeling very heavy at the end of yesterday but the ride home in particular did feel loads better than the week before I was faster up the hills by about 1mph and recovering much quicker I’m hoping this is due to an increased fitness.

I am starting to see a much more rapid decease in the fat stomach area and if I can manage to get some runs in / gym this week I’ll be doing well.

Today’s duties have been exchanged with the wife she’s in the saddle and I’m on the school run with the rest of the cagers! I think a day out of the saddle will do me good as up until a few days ago I’ve been neglecting my rear and developed a saddle sore, it feel loads better than it did a few days ago thanks the assoss chamoix cream and regular applications of sudacreme seem to be doing the trick! Not nice!

But it’s good to share. Later Y’all.

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Working for it: SS review a few days on

My thoughts on the bike at the moment break down into 2 parts.

  1. Positive + The single speed-ness, 

A couple of time on the commute this morning I made movements to change gear,

Strange that I was on a road bike reaching for non existent mountain biking shifters.

After chuckling to my self for a few minutes, I resumed the attack on the hills. Yes attack, I have found so far that unless I wish to crawl along at 0 mph uphills, up out of the saddle or sat down hammering away is the only way to do it. 

Maybe it the iPod but I’m finding it quite easy to just pootle along and need to kick myself to move faster, I am enjoying the smooth ride of being on a road bike again how the little flicks of the bars and graceful movements of the bike round corners are pleasing to the body, mind and soul.

I think above all I like the idea of the single speed, it is very cool and a bit different, i like the idea of me and the machine against the elements, i like the idea of if I want to go faster I have to work harder, I like that the bike looks so cool too!

     2. Negative – The Bars.

Now this is my only gripe / area of concern, I’m not too comfy with the bars and the way they bend out, i never seem to get a comfortable grip position for climbing / attacking. But I think I will give it a few weeks to try and get used to them.

 

    3. Over all + it is nice to be on a road bike again.

Think i’ll go for a long ride after work today to really try it out.