my first long ride was this morning at sunset. 28 miles
dang wind came up on the last five or so miles and dropped my riding speed from 17mph to 12-13mph. i wondered when it started blowing because it never blows when i walk into work but its howling when i get out for lunch.
i also realize that i need to adjust my bar angle because i had to keep moving my hands around because they would start hurting after a few miles. i think those angle bars, not the curved normal road bike bars, but the ones that have the straight angles, would be better. i think they are called triathalon bars.
i have another 30 mile ride next weekend so i wanted to see how a ride like that felt before i actually did one. not bad at all, 1h 43m is easy cruising so i should be faster on the ride next week as it is one way with no wind at all and no elevation changes. there were some hills on my ride today and the roads are horrible down town, torn up and bumpy.
i saw a ton of other folks riding though so that was cool. i never see anyone where i ride during the week. i guess the 25-30mph headwind deters most people from doing my normal route