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Extra resistance?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My ride home yesterday felt sluggish. I averaged a little over 14 mph, but it sure didn't feel like it.

This morning, I checked the pressure in my tires before my ride into work. The wheel wouldn't freely spin into the position I wanted it. It took me a moment, but I realized one brake pad was dragging on the rim. I can't imagine any way that could have happened after I got home last night, with the bike just sitting in the garage. So I'm guessing the reason I felt sluggish is I was working against a stuck brake during my commute home.

This morning's ride was bliss. I had a 15-20 mph wind from the southwest giving me a bit of a push the whole way into work. The forecast is for 15-25 SW wind this afternoon, which will not be bliss. Ah, but the bitter makes the sweet that much more delicious!
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