Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: away from home
Bikes: 11 track, one dualie and 3 ladies bikes.
Target amounts? I just try and ride as much as I can.
Dont tell anyone, but road bikes are effing brilliant. Yes, track bikes make you strong, smooth, yadda yadda, but you can't climb or ascend on them in a training scenarios.
Just back from a 120km hill ride in high wind, hail, and persistant rain. Two flats tyres, one bowl of wedges with sour cream, one flat white (coffee), 4 seperate attempts by magpies to peck me, one successful. Best ride in a long time.
I was cleaning my bike and my little brother said 'hey, that bike has gears!'
Long road rides are good for 'base miles' as for work, I've found that I never actually cycle for more than 20 minutes at a time, and my commute is the longest continual ride of the day - 40min to work, 50min home.
Im also learning to conserve energy spent. Most of the time when I ride its 'flat out' all the way, and you just can't do that for 4 hours without doing a 'floyd'.
I'm building up a saronni with super record with friction shifters as my next road project.
*rc (formerly *tc)