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  • Have I gone Bonkers !

     George updated 11 years, 9 months ago 3 Members · 4 Posts
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  • George

    5 August 2009 at 9:52 am

    Bought my new and first bike (Specialized Rockhopper) in over 15 years less than 2 weeks ago & had a few rides round the village for the first week,

    Then 1 week after buying the bike I was out in a very hilly area, big downhills, flats, woods, etc 1.5 hours and I LOVED IT

    Two days later I was out again (now a sunday morning) testing a track near where I live along the riverside, very untrod territory, some road work too again another 1.5 hours and I LOVED IT

    The next night after work, I selected a good playlist on my ipod and off I went again down the river bank, the other side this time, it was awesome, unwalked, road work, downhill, fields, again I was out for 1.5 hours and yes… I LOVED IT

    I had been watching ebay for the last few days looking at road bikes and right on my doorstep some guy was selling a 6 month old Daws Giro 200. So off I went in the afternoon and bought it. Gave it a service, fitted a pump etc and I did intend to go for a quick 30 min run. BUT I ended up riding about 13 miles to the other side of York to visit a friend. To then realise I had to ride back again, 11 miles back (quicker route) But I LOVED IT.

    Thats Friday – Sunday – Monday – Tuesday I have been out and although there not big rides I have pushed pretty hard. My legs are very slightly tight today, but I will see how I feel tonight, I wouldn’t mind doing the riverbank ride as I LOVED IT !!

  • Dale

    5 August 2009 at 10:03 am

    Classic symptoms of mountain bike syndrome. I’m afraid once you’ve gotten on the bike there’s not much we can do. 😉

  • Gunner

    5 August 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Great news that you’ve got a road bike, it’s amazing how much your fitness and stamina can be improved by road riding, making your MTB work much more pleasurable. 😉

  • George

    5 August 2009 at 1:41 pm

    it’s the seating position I need to get used to now though, my neck and shoulders were feeling it a bit yesterday. Having said that I must of been on bike for 2 hours, long enough when I have never riden one before!

    By the time I had got home last night I had bonded with the bike, I know it’s nothing special really but it is light and runs nice!

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