The other thing that doesn't work on my bike now is the computer, the thing that tracks miles and speed and all the rest. I was going to get a new one but decided to go a different way and downloaded a biking application instead. One of the advantages is I can pay for it with Google rewards funny money. Huge advantage. It gives me a ton of info, the kind of stuff I would have really cared about when I was trying to get better and stronger on the bike. Now I just want to slow the downward spiral and keep track. Too much info in general but it is pretty amazing. This is just one screen I was able to get onto my PC:
All weather and mapping is tracked in real time, of course. And pages of stats. If I wore a watch I could have NASA level data recorded for posterity. This was my trail bike. Next will be my road bike but a day of rest first.
My hydration worked well. I'm not thrilled with the way the tube ends where I get the water. It is not a great execution of design. It requires me to bite pretty hard on the rubber mouthpiece to get water. But maybe I can whine a little and get a refit with something newer. It was nice to have all the water I wanted and I did feel better at the end of the ride. For this one I drank about 2 and a half liters and sweated most of it out.( Collapse )