Sunday, June 7, 2009

3 Milestones in One Day

Yesterday was the first ride on my new bike!! It's a great bike! It still doesn't have a name though. Not even a gender yet.

I did the same route today, that I did on May 15. It's the Krumkill to Route 306 out and back route. Here are a few comparisons between the two rides.
On that day I did it in 1 hour 44 seconds with an average pace of 13.39. Today I did it in 56:04- which is an average pace or 14.50. My fastest speed today was 30mph! Downhill, that feels pretty darn fast.

There were 3 highlights on this ride today!
First- On the long Krumkill hill, I never had to granny gear it! Middle ring the whole hill!! This hill is .6 miles. I have no idea what the grade is, but it's fairly steep.

Second- I took 4 minutes and 40 seconds off my overall time!! That's a significant amount of time on a short ride.

Third- I MADE IT UP THAT STEEP LITTLE HILL ON THE RIDE HOME!! I've never made it up that hill without stopping/walking!! I think I could've done it faster, but I was being a little conservative, with the goal being to just get up it!!

I love having a road bike!!


PennyCandy said...


Dad wants to know what a road bike is?

HeidiTri's said...

A road bike is the skinny tire, drop handle bar type of bike. It's lighter and faster than other bikes.

Dad likes hybrids. Wider tires and flat handle bars. Sometimes the bikes he likes are called "comfort bikes" They have wider seats and a more upright sitting position.

Felicia said...

omg you are so brave for going that fast on a bike! I think I'd prefer those "comfort bikes" that your dad likes! I so wish I still had my pink huffy with the banana seat that I had in elementary school!

HeidiTri's said...

Hey Felicia-You can still get a banana seat bike! Ask Doohickie to keep his eyes open for one!!