Wednesday Mid-Morning Solo RUSA Ride
The heat and the rain finally let up this morning. So around 9 or so I got out on the bike and did a 100k ride on the CX bike. Unfortunately for me the headset on the bike was acting up. So my ride was not all that enjoyable. I could ride no-hands sometimes. Other times the bike wanted to go left or right and out of control. When I was out of the saddle it creaked. And it also felt spongy. My educated guess is that the bearings in the headset are shot. I’m going to have to replace the headset. Bummer.
I felt OK on the ride. But it’s been a while since I’ve gone for a ride. So I was a little rusty. And the temp did get kinda hot. Not blistering hot like we’ve been having. But hot just the same. When I got close to Carrier Clinic I passed my swim buddy Ron out for an afternoon bike ride. I turned around and we chatted for a few minutes before I got back to finishing my RUSA ride. When I got to US-206 I was met by some cops who were closing Montgomery Rd. So I had to do a little detour on this ride. That was OK by me since I had added a few miles when talking to Ron.
Click on the map below to see the recording I made of today’s ride.