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29 and Feeling Fine

14 Sep
I’m in LUST. Pure, unadulterated LUST. With my new bike…a Rocky Mountain Altitude 29’er. I still need to make some minor adjustments, but all in all, it was soooooo easy to make the switch. This bike handles like a dream in tight rooty corners (Papa Smurf), flies down the hills with abandon, and cruised across flats with ease.

The problems that I had were the position of the brake levers – too far up which really made my old lady arthritis kick in, the saddle position – just need a bit of a tweak, and the tires – just too burly for dry and rocky. I was getting bucked all over the place. I may have to work on the gearing too, since I felt like I was dying on the uphills. Of course, this could be merely the fact that I haven’t ridden Prospect or climbed much in the last month because of all the work.

I may try my old Monkey bars instead of the flat bars as my old upper back injury is starting to ache, but otherwise, I can’t wait to ride again!

So, my goal is to get 30 days on this puppy before Thanksgiving.

Do you hear me snow???!!! Stay the f away….sorry all you skiers out there…but that’s what happens when you’re in lust…everything goes to hello

Activity
Route: Elev. Avg: 10366 ft
Location: Telluride, CO, Elev. Gain: -1421 ft
Date: 09/14/10 Up/Downhill: [+1558/-2979]
Time: 02:05 PM Difficulty: 4.8 / 5.0
 
Weather: Sunny
  68 F temp; 22% humidity
  68 F heat index; winds W 13 mph
Performance
Distance: 9.60 miles
Time: 1:10:17
Speed: 8.2 mph
Pace: 7' 19 /mi
Calories: 444
Map

 
Elevation (ft)

 
Speed (mph)

 
Splits
Mile Pace (min/mile) Speed (mph) Elevation
Gain
actual +/- avg actual +/- avg
1 8' 41 +1' 21 6.9 -1.3 +49 ft
2 7' 37 +0' 17 7.9 -0.3 -52 ft
3 12' 39 +5' 19 4.7 -3.5 +170 ft
4 12' 11 +4' 51 4.9 -3.3 +43 ft
5 5' 11 -2' 08 11.5 +3.3 -292 ft
6 4' 59 -2' 20 12.0 +3.8 -256 ft
7 6' 09 -1' 10 9.7 +1.5 -259 ft
8 4' 45 -2' 34 12.6 +4.4 -426 ft
9 5' 02 -2' 17 11.9 +3.7 -226 ft
end 4' 51 -2' 28 12.3 +4.1 -171 ft
Versus average of 8.2 mph

Posted from bimactive.com

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