Blood, Sweat and Gears

I went out on the geared bike today. it was liberating. i rode much more quickly and without the level of severe effort required on some of the ups. i was able to pace things better and turn lighter gears. the contrast with the fixed wheel was marked after 10 weeks of non-stop, fixtastic winter base. my commute was around 10 minutes quicker on gears.

strava is proving ridiculously addictive. it has trashed my training schedule and had me mullering it on every climb i come across in the hope that it’s a logged segment. the novelty will wear off very soon. i hope.

4 thoughts on “Blood, Sweat and Gears

  1. Bob Ubble January 17, 2012 / 11:44 am

    Loving the blog and also loving strava. But there are a couple of climbs in the Bath area you might struggle to beat – only because my GPS was in the car at the time and I don’t know how to delete routes from Strava.

    So apologies for anyone trying to average 59.4km/h from Bitton to Bristol on the A431. Sorry.

    • traumfahrrad January 17, 2012 / 9:17 pm

      Brian o’kelly managed bridge valley road at 26mph.

      • bob ubble January 19, 2012 / 10:09 pm

        up or down?

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