Originally Posted by swingset
Yeah, I did that too....did a paltry 20 miles on the 29'er on the gravel roads around here, but it felt like 100 miles. The little hilly roads around me were pure snot and some still had patches of ice...it was like pedaling up syrup.
And, my endurance is for shit so I was wiped out by the time I limped home.
I averaged a respectable 7.9mph.
We went out Friday and experienced the same thing, snotty roads,. I was so happy when we hit pavement. It was all worth it being in shorts in January on my bike. Followed up with a jeep trip to Harley Tim's Saturday to sit outside and plan a trip to Mexico. Walked the dog today in a pair of shorts also. Looks like I'll be packing the shorts away for awhile after today.