Well I learned something today my mountian bike may not be suitable for keeping up with the roadies, on a average ride.
I road down to fat frogs bike shop, 7.2 mile from my house, and just caught the (C) group leaving the shop, so I raced to catch up, Now this group is supposed to ride at around 14-16 MPH, About 3 miles into the ride I noticed that my cat eye says we were around 18MPH's and I was having alittle trouble keeping up.
I wanted to see this 20 mile loop in the country so I can quit riding the same old route .
Well things were not going well for me today, I noticed that my chain was making sounds(maybe cause it was starting to rust a bit after that rainy day I rode 2 days ago).
Someone mentioned my clip on fenders are a little like air brakes, so I thought well that not good.
I did make the ride got back to the shop and my trusty cat eye said 26 miles total. And I thought wow longest ride to date, and then I remembered I lived about 7 miles from the Bike shop.
The really good news is I had a 12 knot tail wind and it helped push me home.
I feel a little wipped at the moment , but I ve learned something about endurance and pace.
And roadie bikes are made for speed and mountian bikes are great for trails..
So I await my roadie bike this week from ebay and hope that things will be a little easier on my next jaunt with the regular bikers. With my tail alittle droopy and between my legs..
This second bike should roll alot easier than the mountian,,, I'll be back you roadies.and wellsee who canPush that 20 mph cruising speed ...