I left out around 7:00 AM Saturday with expectations of putting some miles on the bike after adding knee savers last week. I have been noticing now that i can ride further distances that im having a lot of sooarness in my left knee. after talking to the LBS we decided that knee savers would help to align my knee's to the pedals.
I felt great when I left out Saturday morning. I climbed the ridge and on the country sides of Sumner County. I did not push my self hard because we were already around 80 degrees with high humidity at daybreak. the first 25 miles were not bad I made a few pit stops when needed. but by the time i hit mile 30 the heat index was at 100 degrees. I found myself having to stop more frequently to catch my breath and just wasnt enjoying myself. at one of my rest stops my wife called and had left work early. I called in the calvary at mile 38. I was still 20 miles from home and she was worried about me so I asked her to come get me. I still felt strong enough to make the last 20 miles but my breathing was labored and finding it harder to catch my breath. needless to say I enjoyed the ride home in the air conditioning.
oh and the knee savers were great. my right knee feels great. my left is a little sore but i had a cleat screw loosen up on me and and allow the cleat to position it self in a manner that created pain. all in all im satisfied and will continue tweaking things until we get the fit closer to right.
not having any fun.
this little guy came out to visit while I was resting.