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Old 04-10-10, 10:08 AM
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Mental, Physical or Mechanical

I have been back on the bike for the past couple months just trying to get some semblance of conditioning back.

I took a week off the bike over spring break and decided to take the bike in for a tune-up. Complete overhaul on the bike including new chain and tires. I went with Continental Gatorskin tires which is not what I had previously on the bike. It just seemed like I was fighting against the bike the entire ride. No transfer of energy from my legs to the bike. Balance seemed off. Everything was a struggle.

Went for my first ride last night and it was terrible. Felt like I was riding through molasses the entire ride. Average speed was about 2 mph slower than any other ride this year.

So, was it mental, physical or mechanical?
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The mechanical part is easy to check. Lift your bike, turn the wheels and see if the spin freely. The other two options.... well, that takes time and training.
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