Just finished my first 15 mile ride. Took 1hr and 10 minutes - had to stop once for about 3 minutes at the top of a long incline - (could not catch my breath).
If you've read any of my threads - you'll know that is alot as my town is nothing but up and down hills. I've been trying to pedal down hills too instead of relaxing. Hit my highest speed ever 28 mph - lol a little scary at my size. Also weighed my self for the first time today. 3 weeks ago when I started - 330lbs - I weighed 321 now. Wow!
Also, thanks to whoever suggested that some of my leg recovery problems (spaghetti legs for a long time) might have been due to magnesium. I started taking a good multivitamin with lots of magnesium and other stuff and eating a little better - and voila no more spaghetti legs. I swear I hate hills with a passion though. I'd love to live somewhere flat.
I want to add fenders and a rear rack to my bike. Does one need to be installed before the other? I'm having to do little upgrades a piece at a time if you know what I mean. I really think I need the rack first but if I'm going to have to remove the rack to install the fenders lmk. I really have no idea on this.
I think I'd like to try bar ends. I have a flat bar commuter fuji crosstown 4.0. The grips are designed such that they really won't slide toward the middle anymore - but a cap comes out the ends that allows access to the 'inside' of the bar. Most bar ends I'm finding clamp on the exterior of the bar. Do any clamp to the 'interior' of the bar - that looks like what I need. I need something to vary my hand position.