I’m of German descent and a first generation Canadian. I’m very happy (most of the time) to be a Canadian but I feel sometimes that my Germanic heritage is deeply rooted in my psyche. I find efficiency and simplicity very appealing. Also I really, really like beer. I believe I just made my bike a lot more efficient by changing the crankset and BB. I won’t bore you with the reasoning behind its greater efficiency but suffice it to say I can feel a big difference. Stiffer and lighter = better power transfer!
|New cranks make fastly!|
I hammered out to Whytecliff yesterday and was quite happy with the speed and feel of my bike. Today was another testament to the efficiency of this crank in getting the power to the ground. Krista and I did a 128km spin out to Steveston with a Deep Cove warm up. The bike felt fantastic even as I didn’t.
|Oiled, inflated and awaiting their riders.|
It was a gorgeous day and I was stoked to not wear a long sleeve base layer or even take a vest on the ride. The warm weather, however, makes plants bloom and my allergies kick into high gear. Today was a bad one and I hoped as we made our way off the shore they would clear up. Wrong! Krista had been out to her cousin’s stagette in Whistler just last night so wasn’t exactly “primed” for the ride. I’m actually very impressed with her performance on this ride. I may have been a snot faucet but she was running on a scant four hours sleep and we still maintained a 28.4km/h average speed. Were the tables turned I would’ve slept the day away and regretted it all week.
I think my injury/strain is completely healed now. I had a pretty good week on the bike having ridden 333km in total. That’s more where I feel like I should be at this point in the season. Really looking forward to 200(ish)km ride next weekend as a group. I think we’re all itching to get a serious ride in.