First "commute" on Speedmachine

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nigelnightmare
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Re: First "commute" on Speedmachine

Postby nigelnightmare » 10 Sep 2019, 1:53am

It never gets easier, you just get faster. :mrgreen:

belgiangoth
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Re: First "commute" on Speedmachine

Postby belgiangoth » 10 Sep 2019, 11:35pm

Technically it does get easier. Running late this evening and yesterday I was pushing a couple gears higher than usual - yes, much faster (especially when you can coast at speed, unlike on my fixed df).
If I had a baby elephant I would let it sleep in the garage in place of the car. If I had either a garage or a car. (I miss sigs about baby elephants)

belgiangoth
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Re: First "commute" on Speedmachine

Postby belgiangoth » 29 Sep 2019, 4:08pm

So, continuing my autobiographical posting: off the df due to injury so used the sm to commute for the last three weeks, which was enough to build up a couple gears more power in the legs (approx 100 miles). Getting back on the df felt all wrong, too high and precarious, but it took me all of three days to get back to the swing of things.
At the start of the year I wasn’t sure whether n+1 would be a custom fixed or a cyclocross style bike in cf. I now know that n+1 will be a highracer.
If I had a baby elephant I would let it sleep in the garage in place of the car. If I had either a garage or a car. (I miss sigs about baby elephants)