i have fought Lysander off for another day!!!
today i did the same road ride that i did the other day, although this time it was defo faster. i can't confirm that as i don't have a computer on the cougar (the retro choice of today) but as i pulled out on to the main road from home there was another cyclist, so got into my give it some wellie mode to make the retrobike kit proud!!
after 2 miles i calmed down it to a nice spin but i spent most of the ride in the big ring although i should point out that this bike has a compact chainset 34/50 and a 12-25 cassette (the condor has 39/53 11-23) so spinning in the top ring is quite comfortable. i even stayed in the big ring up Beaulieu hill, which isn't exactly a mountain but for this time of year on my lack of recent riding i am happy about that.
only bummer is though i have aggravated a muscle ache in my lower back on the left side, it's not painful as such, just annoying. getting old . . .
got to go clean the cougar now, it's not as dry as the other day but it was more sunny
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