So on Saturday a friend asked if I wouldn't mind taking a quick look over her bike to make sure that everything was in working order etc. It has been in storage over the last few months and she wanted me to check that nothing had been damaged in various moves.
I pumped up the tires and made sure the brakes were functioning and then went on a little ride to test. Trouble is that I am in the middle of my final Ironman build and I had a 5 hour, 100 mile ride planned....so off I went!
I think the saddle was a little low and that's why my knees were aching afterwards, the gears weren't the perfect ratio for 100 miles but they got me through, and the 38cm frame gave me a nice standover clearance. Here is me after the ride.....not sure the bike is still in working order after that :-)
- With group rides being off the table for the foreseeable future (my own personal choice) it's been fun to spend some more time on the #specializedshiv Time to think of an epic ride to do. . . . . #iridespecialized #specializedfans #IFB #parvillacycles #timetrial #swimbikerun #ironmantri #cyclinglife #triathlon
- A throwback for #timetrialtuesday, my last #ironmantri at Louisville in 2013. This year was going to be my "comeback" to the Ironman distance but it will have to wait until 2021. . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #swimbikerun #triathlon #2021goals #pactimo #gurucycles #ironmanlouisville
- Searching out some local gravel for a recovery hour this evening......Bowie Racetrack was perfect! Dead flat, no-one else around, zero cars. 128 furlongs of easy riding. . . . #parvillacycles #gravelride #cycling #ciclismo #bowiemd #IFB
- Taking The Shiv Out For A Drive