Today’s bike ride followed the “New Caney – Gene Campbell Road” route for a total of 36.82 miles. I rode my bike, the Blue Norcross AL, to get familiar with it and to see if anything needs to be adjusted. I heard a clicking from the bottom bracket area sometimes when I pedaled hard and I suspect the bottom bracket needs to be tightened. I will drop the bike off and Bike Werks in Kingwood later today for them to check it out. It is nice to have two bikes when one needs to go to the shop; no break in bicycling.
I noticed an old problem with the Garmin speed sensor that I moved from my Motobecane 700HT MTB. When cars pass by in the lane beside me the speed jumps around on the Elemnt computer. I was hoping this went away but now I might consider getting Wahoo speed and cadence sensors. What holds me back is the Android version of the Wahoo Utility app to update the sensors’ firmware does not work. Supposedly the iPhone version works but I don’t have an iPhone. Decisions, decisions!!
Weather during the ride warmed up from yesterday with 83 degrees at the 2:15 PM finish. The wind came out of the south at 10 mph with 20 mph gusts. Riding into the wind required extra effort. I sit a little higher off the ground on the Blue Norcross AL form the Stradalli which might factor into battling the wind.
With today’s ride I am closing in on my April mileage goal of 772 miles at 678.28 miles, 94 miles away. If the weather doesn’t cause a problem I should hit my goal.
Nothing out of the ordinary about today’s ride. Biking on 700 x 32 semi-knobby cyclocross tires is different from the Continental GatorSkin almost smooth tires on my Stradalli bike. Riding over the bricks/cobbles exiting Oakhurst was jarring on the Blue Norcross AL compared to the Stradalli carbon frame ride. I might get a headache unless I lower the Blue’s tire pressure a few PSI. This brings back memories of the Cannondale 600 I used to ride many years ago.