I hadn’t riden my Allez since Saturday when I went riding with the Sunshine boys (and girls). During that ride my bottom bracket started making an awful racket. So Tony told me I needed to get it replaced. It was under warranty, so I just needed to leave it with them and they would get the part and fix me up.
The job was done today. I picked it up after work, came home and ate, and then headed out to get in an hours ride. I came into the park with an average of 17.5 mph. Within one lap of the park, I had upped that to 18.5 mph.
Wow, maybe tonight I would break my record. Climbing Woodland Way for the first time, I was cruising along at 18 mph. I normally am climbing it at about 15 mph. Unfortunately, I just didn’t have it in me. My best time in an hour is 19.3 mph. Tonight I pulled off 19 mph even. I ended up doing 23 miles with an average of 17.5 mph. Going home always kills my average because there is a lot of climbing.
Right now I am pretty wiped out. Not having riden for several days has my body out of wack. The good news is the bike handled perfectly. No popping sounds.
Now I’ve just got to make up my mind if I am going to do a longer ride on Saturday…