Saturday, January 30, 2016
The 2016 sports car race season has begun! The 24 Hours of Daytona. There are many Porsche 911 RSR and GT3 Rs in the mix. I'm watching most of the race on the live IMSA stream. I did drag my stationary bike into the living room for a little exercise though!
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Sunday, January 10, 2016
I wanted to ride 60 miles today, but once on my way I could only muster 50. But I did average 15.5 miles an hour which is a new personal best for 50 miles. The American River bike trail in Sacramento, California was still wet in places with puddles to dodge. But the 55 degree and low wind day made the ride perfect. My Porsche Bike S "A" rode flawlessly.
Monday, January 4, 2016
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Getting the bike up to speed was so much fun. The Continental SportContact tires are so fast. I was blasting by everyone on the path like an 919 LMP1 passing GTE cars. Only two guys passed me, both on fast road bikes and wearing cycling jerseys. One dude was younger, on a speedy road bike and wearing an Audi racing bike outfit. Oh was I mad getting passed by an Audi guy. I road 50 miles and only passed by two guys ... Not too bad for 49 year old legs on a 17 year old mountain bike.
My trusty Adidas GPS provided the mile splits with usual consistency. This "bike B" was clipping miles faster than my primary Porsche Bike S. I was averaging about 18 miles per hour. One mile averaged 20.3 mph ... fastest mile I've ridden to date.
The bike performed flawlessly. The shocks, the gears, everything. I hit the 25 mile turnaround point with no issues. Well, I did then realize my cell phone only had 13% battery left! I snapped these photos before the phone, and my GPS, died. So I only was able to record the first half of the ride, below, and rode back.
Getting back to the car and recharging the phone I found I averaged 16.7 mph to mile 25 - new fastest ride to date. I wish I would have been able to record the entire 50. It might have been a new personal best. I suppose that leaves an opportunity for the next ride.
So, after a fun and successful test ride, I think I should call this bike "B", bike "A"!
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