No Rest For The Wicked!
We had to go into Newcastle today to pick up some stuff for Wife. And as it was such a sunny day, she suggested that rather than the two of us going in the car . . . I could ride.
Well, I can resist almost everything except temptation, and even though I’d already been out running this morning, I just couldn’t turn down an offer to go out in the sun. So over lunch, I moved the computer across from Wilf (who’s been rather neglected during the summer) and onto Trixie the Fixie. So much for the end-of-season rest period.
Anyway, it was a good ride, and although it was basically quite warm, the wind was COLD. I think there may be a change in the weather coming! Also, I’m not sure if I made some sort of mistake in fitting the bike computer’s sensor - it’s registered a maximum speed of 75mph. Now I know for a fact that’s not correct - I never got over 65 (with my legs doing almost 300 rpm)
On the way home, I dropped in to see one of my clients in Walker (thankfully they’re used to seeing me in CoolMax everything, 3/4 baggies & shades). I also popped into the Edinburgh Bike Coop to see if it’s possible to fit a rack to Trixie, so that she could be used in the winter / carry some more serious luggage without putting any extra load on my shoulder.
Sadly the frame configuration and lack of eyelets on the new reardrop-outs I had put on in the early ’90s means that this ain’t gonna happen. Speaking of the Edinburgh Bike Coop, they have a film star working there. I’d wanted to get his autograph, but sadly it’s Steve’s day off. He does all his own stunt work - take a look & see what you think:
- Type: Cycle
- Date: 09/25/2007
- Time: 10:13:35
- Total Time: 1:26:42.00
- Distance: 23.2 miles
- Average Speed: 16.06 mph
- Max Speed: 75 mph