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Nice first ride in the COLD.

 

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Don't know what kind of wind that was this morning.  Weather people say it was NNW, but even though I was riding south and east it seemed every time I was near a building that was more than three stories it was in my face!

my last friday commute to the burbs. the north bound uphill ride in wood dale was rather miserable.

Yes!  The wind assist was lovely, even if it meant an earlier exit from the path than usual.  Good start to Friday.

Nice ride from the north this morning and with the cold weather, Wells was quite empty, except for the cabbies.

Last night went I went for a professional bike fitting. My trusty steed was adjusted to include the new measurements.

This morning, my LHT all of a sudden felt like a speed demon. The wind in the back ay have helped too.

Let us know how it feels going home. :-)

Duppie said:

Last night went I went for a professional bike fitting. My trusty steed was adjusted to include the new measurements.

This morning, my LHT all of a sudden felt like a speed demon. The wind in the back ay have helped too.

LOL

Lisa Curcio 4.1 mi said:

Let us know how it feels going home. :-)

Duppie said:

Last night went I went for a professional bike fitting. My trusty steed was adjusted to include the new measurements.

This morning, my LHT all of a sudden felt like a speed demon. The wind in the back ay have helped too.

The winds around O'Hare can get brutal in the winter.  Ever considered a fairing and bar mitts?  I've been using 'em for a few years, now (mtb and 'bent) and love 'em. 
 
igz said:

my last friday commute to the burbs. the north bound uphill ride in wood dale was rather miserable.

Where did you go if you don't mind sharing? Seems you are happy with your results.

Duppie said:

Last night went I went for a professional bike fitting. My trusty steed was adjusted to include the new measurements.

This morning, my LHT all of a sudden felt like a speed demon. The wind in the back ay have helped too.

Get-a-grip Cycles. The fitting was much more comprehensive than I expected. We talked about my needs, and he looked at my unique physical limitations.

He set up the bike how he believes will work for me, and talked about other actions I could take to improve my riding (things like improving my pedal stroke, stretching, etc.).

The bike feels comfortable, despite me being seated a lot more forward.

It is costly, but I think it was worth it for me.

Julie Hochstadter said:

Where did you go if you don't mind sharing? Seems you are happy with your results.

Duppie said:

Last night went I went for a professional bike fitting. My trusty steed was adjusted to include the new measurements.

This morning, my LHT all of a sudden felt like a speed demon. The wind in the back ay have helped too.

I had a excellent fitting at Iron Cycles two years ago. I considered it expensive at the time, but it was probably the best bike-money I've ever spent. My knees feel way better now, and I increased my understanding of proper fit and what to look for in a frame.

If you ride a lot it is worth it for just about anyone.  Just taking a look at your knee extension and KNOPS position is a good start but no where enough to get you really comfortable on a bike.


Duppie said:

Get-a-grip Cycles. The fitting was much more comprehensive than I expected. We talked about my needs, and he looked at my unique physical limitations.

He set up the bike how he believes will work for me, and talked about other actions I could take to improve my riding (things like improving my pedal stroke, stretching, etc.).

The bike feels comfortable, despite me being seated a lot more forward.

It is costly, but I think it was worth it for me.

Julie Hochstadter said:

Where did you go if you don't mind sharing? Seems you are happy with your results.

Duppie said:

Last night went I went for a professional bike fitting. My trusty steed was adjusted to include the new measurements.

This morning, my LHT all of a sudden felt like a speed demon. The wind in the back ay have helped too.

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