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Played hookey this afternoon(6 posts)

Played hookey this afternoonpedalAZ
Jan 12, 2004 6:19 PM
and managed a 72 mile solo loop from Phoenix out into North Scottsdale, through Rio Verde, Fountain Hills and home. Fought leg cramps off and on from mile 47 which was a drag and dropped my average speed quite a bit, about 3mph off my 20 mile ride times. The bananas and Accelerade weren't the right mix for cramp resistance today. But, it was a beautiful day, 78 degrees with a light breeze.

I hadn't ridden the road bike over 20 miles/ride yet, so this was something of a breakthrough.
And how was the fit?Zonic Man
Jan 12, 2004 7:13 PM
You can usually tell after such a long ride.

Hell, hope you had an ipod at least to keep you company.
Felt pretty goodpedalAZ
Jan 12, 2004 7:26 PM
A little chafing in the shorts, but I don't think that was bike fit related (more like 4 hrs in the saddle). The roads had a variety of pavement smoothness, and the Ti frame seemed to handle the rougher sections pretty well. Those Cane Creek brakes aren't the best stoppers, that I can confirm.

There were a couple of hills in Fountain Hills where between the cramps and having already ridden over 50 miles I was glad I could drop down to 34x24 or 27 for a few minutes to get over the steepest grade.

No ipod, but was thinking about getting a Rio for rides like that, although I'd probably jump off the bike when passed too closely by a truck that I hand't heard coming from behind!
Do it right the first time.Zonic Man
Jan 12, 2004 11:24 PM
Get an ipod. Seriously, I considered and tried all the other alternatives and nothing out there comes close.

Apple is blowing out the 10g at $249 in the stores. There's probably one in Phx.
Dell Has a nice onerubendc19
Jan 13, 2004 8:31 AM
the Dell DJ, it's a 15GB for $249.. a little heavier but not buy much
I had been thinkingpedalAZ
Jan 13, 2004 8:44 AM
smaller from factor and no hard drive moving parts (no skip), such as the Rio (expandable to 768M) and iRiver products (512M).