Just wanted to share my first 2 of many biking days....and get your feedback on how I can improve my speed and distance...
Frist Day: The weather here in NE was a pleasant 55F....could bike for only 3.7 miles at a speed of 7mph, though I had to stop twice for water, I could feel the "burn" in my legs. Felt really happy about it. My palms and butt were definitely uncomfortable, so went to LBS and asked him for some advice. LBS guy adviced me to get gloves and said that I will get used to the seat no worries. Experience with fellow bikers was good and bad mostly good. Had the frequent stares, but who cares, right? Read some of the threads here, decided and ordered biking shorts.It should be here by weekend hopefully.
Second Day: The weather was a bit gloomy with overcast condition. Biked for 4.7 miles at 8 mph speed. Felt a bit more comfortable with the seat, but palms still took most of the brunt due to the pressure on it. I am still confused on what and when to change the gears. I basically put the front gear at 2 and rear at 6-7 and not change it at all.
My aim is to bike at least 30 miles a day by June, is this a sane target?