03-15-08, 03:06 PM
So I fianlly got my bike chiseled away from the trainer and on the road today. I have been putting in the hours on the trainer and thought i'd test my luck on the road. Quite a difference after pedaling on the trainer all winter. I had thought I would be a rocket on the road after my winter training but I am still in my base period and is quite clear i have some adaptation to do with my peadling after being on the trainer. I have get some rollers next year to help smooth my pedal stroke. It looked nice and sunny but as soon as I got out the sun went down. I was dressed accordingly accept for my freezing feet. Tried taping off my shoe vents and that helped a little. It was 4deg celcius (40F) with a east 15km/h wind. All in all a good ride. Covered 61.91km in 1:51. I have a race in one month and hope to be ready. This will be my first ever race and I will be Cat4 since there is no cat5 in the Ontario Cycling. It wasn't and all out effort but a decent ride mixing in zones 2,3,4. Do i look to be on the right track or what?