Tuesday, August 21, 2007

First real action on a MTB in 5 weeks

Got out today after work for an hour. It was the first real test of the shoulder and elbow since my last crash/mishap. Felt pretty good but arm is sore. Still not comfortable descending for some reason. It will come, I hope. It was good to just get out in the woods and try to knock some rust off.

Not sure that putting the 18 tooth cog on the rear end was a good idea considering how little riding I have been doing. It was a lot of work and the climbing that we did was really difficult. Time to go back to the 20 or even 22 maybe. Ordered up some 700x40 cross tires to atempt to run on the 29er for cross season. We shall see how that experiment goes. I have gotten mixed reactions about doing this with this tire on the Salsa Delgado 29er rims.

Garmin Edge Summary Data
Total Time (h:m:s) 1:27:49 11:25 pace
Moving Time (h:m:s) 0:59:02 7:40 pace
Distance (mi ) 7.69
Moving Speed (mph) 7.8 avg. 17.7 max.
Elevation Gain (ft) +686 / -688

Avg. Heart Rate 146 bpm Zone 3.8

Hopefully I will feel well enough to give the last race of the Importech Summer Mountain Bike Series a go on Thursday night. It would be nice just to ride it let alone try to get on the podium.



1 comment:

weak and feeble said...

JJ the tires should be fine, if not we can duct tape them to the rims!

Cool shots from Canada eh? Tremblant and mountain biking- who'da guessed it! Oh wait home of a world cup ;)

good to have you back and healthy- let's ride this weekend.