I took the 4300 out this a.m. for a ride. I rode to the flower shop to make sure the spring basket would be ready for my boss today. Yes, she's a woman lol. Then I rode around not really going anywhere. Then to the city park which has mtb trails, I didn't make it very far on them once encountering a bunch of sand but did get out in the trees nonetheless. HR maxed @ 170. Rode around some more waiting for the bike shop to open. I made some arrangements for work to be done on the FX, i.e. straight bar, aerobar, fenders, seat post rack etc. When I got home, and only when I got home I looked at the screen...22 miles....
This is a milestone for me! I think I was so used to saying 'OH, it's 10 miles, that's enough!'
Two things were apparent to me. First, I'm not looking at the darn computer anymore; and second, it takes a lot more effort to go the same distance on the 4300 than it does the FX!
A few days ago I hemmed and hawed and decided I would ride the Prouty this year albeit the 25 mile route. This morning after finishing my ride I just felt so much better about it and mapped out a training ride localy to get ready. I've got 2 months. I won't have a problem.
When I get a site @ the Prouty page I'll let you know.
Thank you for your inspiration and help!