Woot! My first 40 miler.
SO yeah - I did 40 miles today.
I hadn't got to ride the past couple days, and it barely broke 70 deg today so I decided to do a 30 mile course I had done once before (which killed me). For those familiar with the area, it is Kent, OH to Peninsula, OH. and back. Well I got to Peninsula and just felt fresh so I did 10 miles on the Towpath there, then rode back to Kent.
I put off returning because as soon as you leave Peninsula, you have to go up a pretty large hill (about a mile long, i dunno the grade)... the hill kills me. Going down I hit 38mph and went 7mph up it, lol. I could care less about the speed... because I didn't need to stop or coast at any point. I spun that bugger out.
With almost 3 hours in the saddle in gymshorts, I'm beyond sold on my Brooks saddle. No numbness or soreness at all. I had a little numbness in my feet from mile 30-35 but that happens I guess.
Haha, my entire body hurts. Aches is more accurate... I'll be fine in a day or two.
Surly CrossCheck with 32mm touring tires.
I'm going to try to get that average up, the hills really killed it for me. I'm not a climber yet haha
Any advice for a "Recovery ride" tomorrow??