I have several observations to make regarding tonight’s ride.
1. Always take into consideration where the dogs are. I rode outside tonight (vs. using the trainer the first night) so I got to learn where the dogs are. Fortunately, along the path I rode tonight, they were all behind fences or too apathetic to care. I need to mention to the one homeowner that the German Shepherd they bought for security, isn’t.
2. Riding a bike outside with allergy induced asthma can get tricky, especially when people seem to all think mowing their lawn on the same day is a good thing. It’s weird how that happens. Is it just that one person does it, so others hear the mower and think…Oh yeah, I’d better get that done. Voila! Many mowers going just as I’m riding by. Note: bring inhaler next time.
3. There are WAY more inclines than one would believe by just riding in a car.
4. It’s fall, but there are still bugs. Glasses–good thing, yawning–not so good. 😛 😛 😛
5. Driving by a dead skunk on a bike is exponentially worse than in a car. cough, cough
6. Last, but definitely not least, I did discover that I can make it to the orchard and back in less than an hour. Actually, had they been open, I could have gone in and gotten the doughnut and cider and still made it back within an hour. I suspect that would defeat the purpose of the bike riding, but I will think about that tomorrow.
Here’s my question, for those of you who are really into cycling. Is it better to ride in a lower gear and do more revolutions or to have more resistance while you’re pedaling? TIA!!