Thursday, April 8, 2010

Another 100 Kilometers

Couldn't sleep. Woke at 3:30, then again at 5:00 and had breakfast. The bicycle had developed nasty shifting problems so after the sun came up I disassembled the rear derailer assembly, piece by piece. I cleaned every piece with solvent (acetone) and a toothbrush. Then I gave each piece a light coating of Breakfree and re-assembled. That did it. Works like new.

So I packed a lunch and set off around 10:30. Pedaled for a total of six and a half hours and covered 62 miles, burning over 3500 calories. That's over a pound of weight. The headwind on the trip back was punishing and wore me out.

I am just waaaaay out of shape. I did this same trip back in October without all this stress.


Old NFO said...

Well, we HAVE had a forced layoff for the runners and bikers... :-)

Joanna said...

"Headwind" is one of the nastiest words in the English language.

Turk Turon said...

That's the truth! It's like pedaling uphill, continuously, without any downhill sections to allow coasting. In fact, I had to pedal down some hills against the wind.

Anonymous said...

Bring your bike when you visit in May.

There are fewer hills in Indianapolis and I promise there will be no wind.


Shootin' Buddy

Turk Turon said...

Excellent! I will bring it.