Last Saturday was the Official birthday of my new bike, A Surly Steamroller, aka “The BaroneSS”.
That day I went with her for a 51 km ride and I said something about it here.
Today I went for a bit longer ride:
A Metric Century
At 8:30 am I was ready, and she was too…
We left and soon we were leaving the city..
I turned back when I saw the road was getting closer to the mountains again…
After that, I just tried to keep some of the rhythm I had but it wasn’t possible. I’m really thinking on a re-fit, if possible, since I got the steerer already cut, but on the km 80 mark I couldn’t bear the lower back pain and had to stop and lay down for a while, once I got home I couldn’t move freely due to the pain and had to take a pain killer…I’m much better now, but not too happy about having some extra pain other than the normal due to the exercise. The bike is fast and is light (lighter than my other bikes that is), but after two rides I still got more pain than joy. 😦
The sunny pic after 100 km:
and the numbers:
Time on the road: 6 hrs 47 min
Time pedaling: 4 hrs 37 min
Distance: 100.46 km
Avg. Speed: 21.7 km/h