Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Athens, Greece.
Bikes: Univega Rover 350
newbie Clydesdale with bent pedals.
Yasou fellow Clydesdales & Athenas!
Ive been lurking around this forum for the last couple of days. Lots of really good info, maybe even too much for me to process.
So where to begin. I am a clydesdale, 196cm and 128kg(down from an all time high off 164kg). Im low carbing it so I get cranky too! I rode bmx's as a kid but stop riding in my early twenties as motorcycles were more fun with less effort. I recenty sold off my harley and now on my univega 350 rover have truly become a smelly,sweaty biker.
I dont think ive ever been fit, im fat and strong but feel better as the km roll on by,especially lung capacity wise. Im making the lifestyle change and use my bike as transport rather than as exersise averaging btw 15-30km daily because I hate exercising. I ride in Athens, greece, its quite nerve wracking but rewarding when I arrive at my destination alive. Most of my non cycling friends think im suicidal riding in athens but im not, I just dont fear death and really enjoy cycling!
Anyhoo, as you might or might not know athens and its suburbs are hilly with flats running along the coast. So the other day instead of spinning up a hill I stood and peddled in a harder gear with a slower cadence. Felt good and quicker. I tried not to bounce too much. Today while riding I noticed my right pedal is bent. Rather annoying. I change it out with a generic set from an lbs on the route.
Any suggestions for Clydesdales pedal? Or are they all goona be the same. Or should I not be standing, which would suck as I rather enjoy the standing cadence on short hills to spinning.
Thx in advance