Friday, July 20, 2007

That wasn't any faster...

I tried. I tried really hard to be faster, but all I got was a
lighter, nimbler bike. I made it in 53 minutes today, which is 2
minutes faster than Wednesday and at least 5 minutes slower than my
best time last week. The panniers stay. This is my first official
post from my phone. If it shows up wierd, I'm sorry.

3 comments:

Apertome said...

It often seems like no matter how much I hurry, I never save more than a couple of minutes. So for the most part, I don't bother pushing it. The small difference it makes usually isn't worth it.

One thing you might be able to try (not sure with your panniers) is just using one pannier. That's what I do, and it works fine. You'd think that having that weight unbalanced would be a problem, but it hasn't been for me.

Chuong said...

In the city, stoplights and traffic will have more of an impact on your commute time than your bike weight.
You see this on group rides all the time. We'll blast by a slower group at 26mph and then we'll be waiting at the next stop light while they roll right up at the same time.

Tim said...

I would agree with apertome, i saw that at bak several times and the riders weren't leaning like a drunken sailor or anything....:)

BTW if you want some adventure Sat, the clocktower ride leaves @ 8 at 80th and SantaFe in OP. We're actually riding over to where DST is, so may be a chance to check out the routes around that neighborHood :)

The post doesn't look any weirder than normal so the phone should be ok :)

Privacy Policy

This site is driven by software that uses third-party cookies from Google (Blogger, AdSense, Feedburner and their associates.) Cookies are small pieces of non-executable data stored by your web browser, often for the purpose of storing preferences or data from previous visits to a site. No individual user is directly tracked by this or any other means, but I do use the aggregate data for statistics purposes.

By leaving a link or e-mail address in my comments (including your blogger profile or website URL), you acknowledge that the published comment and associated links will be available to the public and that they will likely be clicked on.