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!!