I seem to be getting the hang of the spindly beast now. Problems I had were ranging from the Wellgo SPDs seemingly very keen to keep my feet in them and very keen not to allow my feet back in. That seems to have stopped. Maybe a bit of wearing in was needed. I was always worried about the fragility of the wheels, especially with me being so heavy, after some of the pot holes I've hit, I'm not too concerned now.
On going issues, more me than the bike. Neck ache and upper arm ache which is a totally new one on me. Riding position seems ok so maybe the bike has got to break me in. I am still getting the numb hand thing but not as badly on this bike but the new Brooks Saddle is beating me up a bit as new ones always do. My Gentleman's area is a tad tender!
I found a new route home yesterday via Edgbaston and around the back of Harbourne bringing me out at the big Selly Oak lights which misses out Birmingham City Centre and Selly Oak itself, it's still 12 miles but with hardly any traffic or traffic lights. Consequently my ride home last night was done in 40 minutes, a time I find hard to believe I'll ever beat.
The pedal in this morning was through the City Centre, I overslept so I came the short way after planning to ride a 20 mile route in only over on the East side of the City. Maybe my ego was writing cheques my body couldn't cash, as I am feeling pretty tired today.
I know I'm going to have to extend the routes more regularly as time on the bike is absolutely crucial to weight loss, which maybe has got overlooked a tad amongst all of the 2 wheel excitement of the past few weeks. I mustn't lose sight of the purpose of all this.
Coaching tonight with the Bees which I'm looking forward too. We're running a contact revision session which is always popular, the lads just love boshing which is why people play rugby anyway. Happy Days.