Monday, May 18, 2009
First 500 miles on the Raptobike
White Rabbit, my raptobike, has over 500 miles on her odometer now. The 105 mile ride on Saturday pushed her past that milestone. Her brake pads needed changing as the rain and grit have taken their toll. Except for this completely normal maintenance work I have had no issues with my bike. Strong, durable, and precise are the words that describe the craftsmanship of this bike.
I am hard on bikes, both because I am a big guy (205lbs right now) and because I ride my bikes for commuting and training in all conditions. My raptobike and rohloff are prefect for me, combining both strength and performance in a single package.
Regarding my own performance, I am very pleased that I am feeling great after riding 105 miles Saturday. I rode into work on the Corsa and just went up the hills with no complaints. I am not worried about the STP at all right now. My century ride was over double the elevation gain that I expect to see on the STP, which makes me feel good about the STP's hills. I do need to plan my weekends and training as the STP approaches, I don't want to peak early.