Today I rode just over 27 miles with 3 maximum speeds reported at over 40 mph. Satellite reception was poor however. The speed report may not be accurate. On the other-hand, if true, I will have realized my goal to ride at speeds in excess of 40 mph. I was not pushing speed today–average speed 18.3 mph.
Although in the past, I’ve had excellent reception with the GPS located where it is and along this route, I’ll relocate the GPS and ride again. By relocation, I also make room for the Garmin GPSmap 76CSx, should I need mapping on my lowracer.
BTW, the new wheel is nice to ride. There were no handling problems. If I’m riding over 40 mph, then the wheel makes a speed difference. I also have to get my ‘bent muscles back to their peak.
Did I say I like the wheel’s look on the bike–pictures to follow.
The wheel is here. The dish is good. I have to adjust the brakes out. This wheel is about 30 grams heavier. I attribute that to more spokes–28 versus 20 in the original wheel. Of course, the hub and rim weigh different than the original. The new wheel is more aero and rolls better, given the ceramic bearings.
Perhaps I’ll get to ride today to check it out. It’s currently 103 degrees,–so maybe later, although I’m to attend church at 7:30 p.m. and ride my DF at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning–now 7:00 a.m.–now cancelled.
In a effort to repeat the 8’s I pushed the start button 8 seconds after 8:08 a.m. It was recorded as 9 seconds after–sucks. Good practice for next time. I was rolling as I pressed the button. I’ll try it stationary next time–0909…, etc.
Received the confirming telephone call from Dana. Now to wait for arrival–projected for next Wednesday, 8/8.