|The Twin Six Standard Rando with 700c Irwin Cycling wheels.|
So, I had the Easter Sunday services to play guitar at then a quick lunch. I was out of the house by around 2:00pm. The plan: To go run the Geezer Ride course, only from my house, which would yield well over 50 miles. That is, if I was up to it!
I wasn't feeling the greatest all day Saturday, and while I felt marginally better Sunday, I wasn't bringing my "A" game on a cold, brisk day. The steed of choice was the Twin Six Standard Rando with these new Irwin Cycling wheels I got in for test and shod with Kenda Flintridge Pro tires, also on review at RidingGravel.com. I headed out and I wasn't really feeling it. You know those days when everything is an effort? Nothing seemed to be coming without a lot of resistance. I couldn't really pinpoint it either. Just a general sluggishness, or maybe the wind, or the cold, or these new tires, or maybe it was the fact that I hadn't ridden the T-6 in a long time. Maybe all of that combined. Whatever it was, I was bound to pedal through it. I didn't have to be home until suppertime, or Sundown, whichever came first.
|Yeah, I see random picnic tables in barren fields like, all the time!|
|Your basic, fast, smooth "hero gravel". Smoother than pavement many times.|
|In two counties at once.|
|Turning Northward and look at that! The Sun made a brief appearance and warmed me up for a bit here.|
|Another stop for a gel and water just before getting into Hudson, Iowa.|
I wasn't fast, but under the circumstances, I did okay, I think. That should prove as a good tune up for the Geezer Ride the 14th of this month and, more importantly, for next weekend's Renegade Gents Race.