Finally able to get back on the road this morning. Temp at 6:20-about 10 minutes before sunrise-was in the low 50′s. I was cold for about 10 minutes.
Rode up Rangeline and then 4 miles along the I-70 southeast outer road and back.
Just made it back to see the kids out the door. Unfortunately, my morning rides are about to end due to the ever shortening day length.
On another note, my chain is staying on and my front derailleur is working flawlessly!
After crashing Monday, I have not gotten to ride due to a variety of scheduling reasons. Wanted to ride over the weekend, but woke up Friday with a headache that didn’t go away until Monday. Worst one I have had ever…..I really feel for those who suffer migraines.
I found out this morning that I should not drink water while riding close to the edge of the road. Dumped after falling off the road. Skinned elbow but no other damage to me or the bike. Of course I was 10 miles from home….
Made it home with mainly my pride wounded.
Rode my normal 21 before work and the chain stayed put. Shifted seamlessly!
Picked up my bike this afternoon. It is now sporting a new Shimano 105 crankset. Can’t wait to try it out tomorrow morning.
Ride started well and then quickly went south about halfway through.
I am still having problems with the front derailleur not shifting correctly-at least it was not throwing the chain this time. I don’t know if it was an accident or me just testing the bike, but I downshifted out of the big chain ring only to find I could not shift back up. To make things worse, I could not keep the front derailleur from rubbing the chain and making noise.
So, long story short, I rode the last 10 miles of my morning ride in the small chain ring which was making an awful racket…..very frustrating ride!
While I had originally planned on riding tomorrow, the bike has to be fixed-I hope it is fixed right this time with the Shimano crankset.
Rode 28 miles in the heat. Bike performed well after latest adjustments. Rode my normal morning route but added a south leg to the airport road.
Overall good ride.
No riding the last two mornings due to severe fog. Visibility near zero is not a good thing. Will try to ride Saturday afternoon in the heat!!
On another note, Tryathletics called and they have my new crankset in! I think I will ride this weekend and Monday morning before going back on call Tuesday. I can drop it off Tuesday and let them work on it while I can’t ride.
Hope it works!!!