What I do know is, compared to my last bike (a 12-speed road bike from the 80s), this one is really light-as in I can pick it up with one hand easily-and once I get going, it can be REALLY fast. And I wasn't even trying since today was my first time on a bike in so very long. Can't wait to see what happens once I get used to riding again :-)
I did 5.7 miles today. I'm tracking with an app on my iPhone called Strava which seems to be pretty good (thanks Dave!). It was a good ride, though my butt is sore since I'm not used to the seat...might pick up a cover for now until I get back into the swing of things. I plan on riding at least 3-4 times a week as cross-training while prepping for the Disney Half Marathon this January.
For now though...I need a nap after getting up nice and early to try and avoid the SoFla heat and eventual storms. I did finish before the skies started darkening...though at a finish temperature of 85 degrees the heat kinda sucked. Good thing there's plenty of trees around here to help shade things a bit.
Oh, and for my book friends...since the colors on the bike reminded me of the book cover-I decided to name my bike Archer. Go ahead...you know you want to say it...*big grin*
Are you a cyclist? Do you incorporate cycling into your training plan if you're a runner/walker?
|Fits perfectly in the back of my car, though I think there'll be a bike rack in the near future ;-)|