Metric Century

Conditions were ideal for bicycling. Therefore, I decided to go for a metric century, that is 100 kilometers or 62.1371 miles. The ride was along the Schuylkill River Trail and then the Perkiomen trail, which included this hill.

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Of course, going down was fun. Coming up was quite a bit of work. Got to use that granny gear on my bike. Wow! What a workout. In the end, I managed to go 67 miles, including about 30 on gravel, which was a good test of my new Jamis Renegade. Bike did fine. Now I need a rest.

Published in: on August 21, 2016 at 1:44 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Selle Italia Saddle

As I’ve been posting lately, the Jamis Renegade is running very well. I’ve logged more than 350 miles on it. One thing I wanted to change was the saddle. I decided to go with the Selle Italia gel saddle that you see here:

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The is the “TRK” model. I find it much more comfortable than the saddle it replaces. Also, it sits on standard rails, which means I can mount a small seat bag underneath to keep a few essentials. Looking forward to many miles ahead on this saddle. If things go right, I’ll log about 1,500 more this year.

Published in: on August 12, 2016 at 12:48 am  Leave a Comment  
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