Re: New Giro 26 rider
Well, first ride outside on the trainer with the bent went very well. It was lovely riding outside with the wind and fresh air rather than being cooped up in the basement. Shoulder surgery went well but I am waiting to hear from the doctor before heading out on the open road. Renewed my TrainerRoad account, set up an older phone with the app, clamped it onto the bars, and, after a bit of sensor adjustment and wheel size entry, rode an easy hour training session on the comfort of my deck. I put some foam under the trainer to avoid disturbing the neighbours with vibration but it seemed to be pretty quiet after all.
You may find this hard to believe (hahaha), but this is the first time I have ridden on the trainer and not wanted to get off before I was done. Other than some glute pain from not riding much, EVERYTHING was comfortable. No tingling hands, no sore neck, no butt pain, nothing but applied effort. I can see doing multi hour rides even on the trainer during the winter to prep for longer summer rides on the road. Pretty awesome and I am still baffled that more don't ride recumbents for this very reason but that's another thread ...
Other than that, I am now able to tweak my setup. Is there anyone on here that can help me achieve the best setup with what I have? I would like to be able to either send a video or Skype / Hangouts someone to give me any suggestions. I think I am pretty close now but some critical eyes would be helpful
My new tires, folding Durano 1.1", arrived the other day but I will wait to put them on when I get on the road.
My order for a new riser is soon on its way as well. Pure pleasure dealing with the fine folks at Bacchetta both online and on the phone. No fuss, no muss, just customer service. Have a few new parts and pieces on their way that I can install over the next while to get the Grande Banana back to her old glory.
So, for now, I will log the trainer kms outside to enjoy some of the weather. If it gets much nicer, I may need to get a clamp on umbrella for the bars ...