Friday, May 24, 2013

May-24: Test Ride + Errand(s)

Errand(s) ride mixed with a test ride.

Errand(s) completed.

The tests?
  1. Has the cassette gotten over its forced separation from the previous chain?  Can I stand and pedal?  Can I stand and climb?  Can I apply pressure to the pedals without the chain skipping past the cassette?  Can I accelerate quickly (well ... that's always been debatable). 
  2. Will the front derailleur function properly?  Can I go the 30T with confidence?  To the 50T?  Back and forth? 
The apparent answers:
  1. Yes.  Yes to all the sub-questions. 
  2. Yes.  Yes to all the sub-questions. 
But, gosh it was WINDY this afternoon.
Felt more like mid-May in northwest Illinois.
Sunny.  Warm in the sun.  Cool to chilly in the shadows.
With the WIND gusting from undecipherable directions,
Shoving me one way, then another, often opposite of the previous. 

At least it wasn't anything similar to John Lee has been posting from Colorado lately:

Errand(s) + a Test Ride; 28.3 m.; 2h10 in-motion; 13.3 mph.
Q-1 tot: _11 rides; __940.3 m; _64h42; 14.5 mph; _1275 RUSA kms. 
Apr tot: __5 rides; __651.5 m; _45h02; 14.5 mph; __911 RUSA kms. 

May tot: __4 rides; __491.5 m; _35h20; 13.9 mph; __704 RUSA kms
YTD tot: _20 rides; _2083.3 m; 145h06; 14.4 mph; _2890 RUSA kms

Place-holding in case I want to add anything later. 

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