Road cycle (Giro) 1:22:16 28.56 km (2:53 / km) +189m2:47 / km ahr:134 max:165 shoes: Specialized Comp mountain
I had until 9 to try the Giro on the streets - Sunday morning, but still on the streets. It was also time to try it on some longer hills. Nothing super steep - I think I maxed at 6%.
Climbing was good. Intersection starts we’re good. Downhill stability (60+km/hr) was good. Near the top of the longest climb I noticed the left cleat was a bit loose so I found a place to pull over and use the brand new multi tool I had tossed in the bag.
This put me a bit behind schedule so I came home via the gravel trail. I didn’t get turned tight enough to make the gate at the end of the bridge - so stopped and walked through it. I also missed a tight uphill left in loose gravel. I probably could have just smashed my feet through the long grass, but dismounted again to aim the bike properly.
Home in time for a quick bite and off to the hospital to see the Shelburne mom (currently in Orangeville with a broken hip).
Walk/hike warm up/down 30:00  3.4 km (8:49 / km)
With Mrs and J after aborting a visit to the movie theatre - we didn’t want to pat $16.75 each to watch a 3D version of a movie at the end of its run.
Road cycle (Giro) 50:21 20.11 km (2:30 / km) +154m2:25 / km ahr:143 max:158 shoes: Specialized Comp mountain
Just a short road test in a protected(ish) environment. 5km right hand loop 5km hill loop with a merge into traffic at the top 5km left hand loop 5km mixed
Rights under power are nice and crisp. There might be a bit of rear brake rub on a hard lean. Short climbs are fine on the big ring. I was mostly interested in the stop at the top with a bit of grade left. The restart when there was a break in traffic was smooth with a push on the left leg with this lower bottom bracket height. Left turns held a good line, not as tight as the right, but they haven’t been on anything but the trike.
My legs were still feeling yesterday’s long stand, so were a bit sluggish.
Habitat was hard on the legs today. I had 15 people to oversee on my own which meant most of the day walking back and forth between 4 groups laying a subfloor over concrete. We ended up with more material wasted than I like, but got two houses ready for floors to be installed.
We only had to redo parts of 3 rooms that had been done incorrectly while I was cycling.