I got to ride my road bike!

Morning ride by Andrew Gills
Morning ride, a photo by Andrew Gills on Flickr.

It’s been about six weeks since I last rode my road bike. In that time I had the group set upgraded and bought a new wheel set. I got to take a short walking pace ride on it the day I picked it up from the shop but nothing more. Until today.

This morning I joined my running friends for an easy cycle from Redland Bay to Cleveland Point and back. Words can’t describe the joy I felt at being back in the saddle of my old Trek OCLV. For the most part, the new group set was fabulous. It needs some adjustment but that’s normal for new gears.

We cruised along in the early morning sunlight at an average speed of just 23kph. It was slow enough to enjoy a yarn while being just fast enough to test out my back. I had a thoroughly enjoyable time. And not only because we hung out at the coffee shop afterwards.

Total: 32.5km

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