Wow .... I'm in love. Boy what a difference in technology vs riding what I currently do. I felt faster on the flats and the rolling hills were a breeze. I was not able to keep up with the group (first group but well ahead of the second group).... although I attribute it not riding since last week.
I did notice that the steering was a little more responsive than what I'm used to. Any slight movement on the handle bars caused me to be jerking the bike all over. It took a little getting used to. I guess it is like driving luxury car ( my bike) than going to a finely tuned sports/race car. I'm wondering if the Giant will react that way as well? I'm sure it is the design of the fork. My has a slight curve and the Trek is practically straight down.
I rode the bike for 30.39 miles in an hour and 28 mins. which gfave me an avg speed of 20.72 .... I was that close to 21. This is with keeping time on my watch.
I was pulling for someone for the whole way .... I will ask him next week what we averaged to see how far off I was.
I was not truly tuned in for the bike .... I felt top heavy ... a lot of my upper body weight was resting on my hands and causing them to go numb. I know I was pushing myself tonight because I almost cramped up my calves. I drank 6-7 20 oz bottles of water and I had 24 oz of heed as well.
I did not feel nearly as exhausted after this ride as I am with my bike. I'm usually so tired after these rides with my bike but tonight I was feeling great.
I felt as though I was able to sprint the last 3-5 miles ...... I know my speed was much faster tonight than other nights in this same section of the route.
The guy with the Giant OCR Composite Limited will have the bike ready either this week end or perhaps next Wed. in time possibly for the group ride. We will see how that goes.
| current weight: 229.0