But I had a nice ride this morning (first day of the weekend here), just a couple of hours, maybe 60 kms or so, on my own, warm (105f) but not too humid, horizontal hills (which means there was a strong wind, exhilarating as a good descent at times, tough as a good climb at times), and all went well and very enjoyable. Still delighted by my bike, it really has been all I wanted when I bought it
And the point (tiny) of the post - only detail obsessives read on
I put the rear tyre pressure up to about 105 psi before starting, then got involved in something else, ice into the waterbottles or something. Didn't top off the front tyre. Checked it when I got back - 75 psi
And the ride was SO comfy. No road buzz, no 'twangy' feeling, no 'ting' of the cables or the bottles against the frame or the cages - and no discernable lost performance
I really think I'll use this as a setting for long rides in the future
Ok, I'll stop now. What a waste of bandwidth, eh?