Sunday, June 08, 2008

(Almost) not a bay or YJA in sight

Trying to put the controversy of the previous day behind us, Mini-Me and... me made the most of the weather bureau's ineptitude and got out for a spin with Grant around the Makara/J'ville loop. Rather than the wind and rain predicted, the sun was out and the southerly was in the process of becoming a northerly, which means a fairly calm breeze. The pace was good, the tyres were humming on the resealed roads, the cows were doing cow stuff and there was just enough nip in the air to chill the toes and nose. Grant peeled off around Ngaio on the return leg, while Mini-Me and... me decided that a Sunday arvo road ride wouldn't be complete without a look at the south coast and of course some bays... but no YJA's.

5 comments:

Flametop59 said...

Are you missing your Langster? I am going to take mine out today. I feel like I have been neglecting it. The Tarmac is not nearly as much fun.

brettok said...

I miss it a little, but I still have the Tricross set up fixed and I commute on it, and sometimes do a long ride home on it. But I love the Roubaix, I don't miss the Langster when I'm 80km in and I can shift gear or coast!

Flametop59 said...

I find shifting to be overrated. Coasting on the other hand is a necessity.

With the Langster I can jam on the way out and kind of limp back in. I am still learning how to ride smooth on the Tarmac. The new gears help out. I am using both chain rings now.

Mike & Karen said...

I've had 4 days in a row on the roubaix... tomorrow it's back to the fixie. Perfect timing with the wind due to pick up in the afternoon. Doh! But Bretto's right, coasting and gears are nice for a change. I just have to remember I've got them.
....Mini Me.....

brettok said...

Probably better to remember you CAN'T coast wwhen you get back on the Langster...