Sunday, January 2, 2011
First ride of the year!
Well there you have it. Got out for about 45 miles. I hope this sets the stage for a good year with alot of mileage. The map is a loose interpretation in some sections. There was some bike path and I don't remember the starting part of the route to a T. I'm pleased with my performance. Legs were pretty good. The ride started out warmer than it ended. The temp dropped maybe 10* about mid ride. At least it was dry.
I rode with the studs. I think that I will ride all season with them on until they come off in the Spring. Maybe next year I will have another set of wheels that I can swap out. It may be a bit difficult seeing that I would have to get another Alfine hub. Probably not going to happen with that one. Although, I am thinking about having two front wheels. I plan on riding some long distance rides and Brevets this year so I think that I will lace a Dynohub in a rim that I will use for that. I also will like to have a front wheel with a standard hub. I'm thinking White Ind MI5 hub. It should make a good choice for some of the abuse that I may show it.
The Alfine was perfect. I am really glad that Versa makes STI shifters for the 8 speed hub. It is nice to have the drop bars for more riding positions. The next bike that I put together for the road will most likely have an IGH, maybe the Alfine 11 but it will be a more all road type bike with metro bars and trigger shift. Probably disc brakes too. We'll see when I get there. Until next time!