Do you have your whole series done now? When is PBP?
still need to collect a “300k or longer” in the first two weekends of June before the homologation cutoff
PBP starts is August 19th
Beautiful beautiful late spring kinda cool but the sun felt so good post work ride downtown easy gear one hand on the bars one hand on the camera hooting and hollerin and talking to strangers kinda day
do you rock a moto brake setup or just play it safe with the front brake?
Front brake on the left, camera in my right. Actually the front brake on this bike judders like crazy, but I’m usually piddling around in a really easy gear. Camera on a strap, could just drop it and grab brake it I had to.
Rode out to my favorite bench and there happened to be an outdoor wind band concert going on. First ride in around two weeks - my wife encouraged me to go on a ride for the first time since their ACL tear. Felt so good to spin pedals again.
Kentucky horse farms just have the best fences. I never did any cycling when I visited there, but I bet there are some nice back roads.
hell yeah dude. worst thing you can do for an injury is become sedentary. that bike is sick.
There’s really nowhere else like it. Some of the bigger horse farms have staff who’s entire working year is devoted to fence maintenance. They are extremely expensive to maintain. About 10-15 years ago a few farms transitioned to these pliable plastic fences that don’t break if horses charge them and overall last longer but thankfully tradition and aesthetics are very important and 90% of the farms have not made that switch.
And yeah to your point there are lots and lots of really small, low traffic roads all over central Kentucky that are absolutely stunning. Some of the best road riding in the lower 48 imo.
Wasn’t really recovered from Thursday and there was a stiff headwind, neither of which stopped me from being entirely too ambitious with the ride today. 35 miles/2k feet of climbing doesn’t sound like much but I’m still getting my legs back. Felt good though. Didn’t manage many photos except the mid ride beers and a selfie.
18 miles with 1500 feet of climbing mostly on gravel to test out the new front brake and bars. My bike was quiet, no brake squeal, drivetrain was quiet and the BB wasn’t popping! New bars felt great too. But I still didn’t make that gravel climb and had to walk the last bit.