Sunday, June 26, 2011

26.5mi / 42.6km

I pushed it maybe a little to hard tonight. After 20mi my knees were starting to act up and I had to slow down and head back home. I guess a month of no cycling will do that to you. Will have to take it easier for a little while until the engine is up to speed again.
The brakes got replaced today. New rotors and pads. It is now working much smoother again. The second set of pads got worn out so quickly I figured the rotors must have got damaged somewhere down the line.They did have a lot of grooves in them.

The improvements on the door is working great. New latches, door stop, rail, handle and lock. There is no more rattles and the ride is much quieter. Very nice improvement.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


At last the Pterovélo is back together again. It has been in the garage now for 4 weeks. There were a couple of small upgrades that I wanted to get done before Roll Over America. I did not expect that it would take me that long to get them all done and the weeks without cycling made me a little nervous. I worried about the fitness but also the temp went up quite a bit since I last been in side the velo. All proofed to be ok today. I only went 34mi but it felt all good. The temp was 104°F and although it was hot, it was not a problem at all. Personally I think that it is much more comfortable in the velo at that heat than on a regular bicycle. First off all you are in the shade most of the time. Secondly, I could control the amount of air that flows over my body for cooling and don't get blown by a 30+mph hot wind that sucks away all your sweat and leaves you dry and hot.
I had the Big Apples on all three wheels today and enjoyed the soft ride a lot.

The gps missed the loop that went around lake Hefner today.( forgot to turn it on)