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Old 05-23-20, 04:52 PM
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first ride up a hill!

went on my first real ride today!

i live in los angeles and cycled up to the griffith park observatory! i've walked up the road many times ( closed to cars due to covid- amazing feeling to walk in the middle of a car free street!!!) and seen all kinds of cyclists - from full on lycra to regular clothes like me, on the road and it looked like so much fun.

about 10 miles in total, but climbed more than 840 ft and i made it ( with a mask on)- YAY!!! and used most of the gears! and yes, this is the most miles i've ridden so far.

i still have to practice shifting with my fingers while putting weight onto the handle between my thumb and forefinger- like the Terry video but its getting better.

for those who asked- my left shifter is non indexed and the right shifter is indexed

i noticed the chain was making a little noise but when i moved the left shifter a bit- it adjusted and the sound went away.
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