Thursday, June 18, 2009

Got Wet!

I guess it serves me right for ridiculing the weather gypsies on Monday. Today the forecast was for 60% chances of showers so I decided to 'take my chances' and bike to work. The morning commute was pretty uneventful with just a small drizzle that didn't even make me damp. The evening commute, however, was a different story. I was dripping wet when I got in:
Don't worry, I didn't soak poor Chester just for the picture, this is a picture from the last time he went to the Vet and had an 'accident' on the way back. I've been meaning to find a way to use it :) So here are the details of the ride:
Did you notice the maximum speed of over 100km/h. This must be a software glitch, I may be fast but I wouldn't say I am that fast.

On the positive side, I had a bike clinic at work on Tuesday and the very helpful bike specialist told me that my knee pain may be caused by a maladjusted seat. He gave me tips about my legs being 98% extended (I'm not sure what that 2% really means!) and also how to bring it back a bit so that my knee is aligned with the middle of the pedal at the middle point of the rotation. I raised the seat a bit and today the soreness is nowhere near as much as it was before. When I found my allen key set, I will also push the seat backward a bit. Who would have thought half an inch would make that much of a difference (now, behave people, I know what you are thinking and it's not pretty!!). Hopefully that is a sign that I am fully healed and having the seat a bit higher may mean more riding time with less injuries.

Sonic Fusion's Confused and Growling Mad Scientists' classic Chaos Laboratory in the mix.


  1. you're so right about slight adjustments making a huge difference. I got a bike fit done a few weeks after buying my bike. He said that luckily I'm very flexible, otherwise, I would have probably had a decent injury. Two slight changes, and I'm much more comfortable. Well worth the time :)

  2. Glad to hear that some minor adjustments to your bike are making for a more comfortable ride. Hopefully your next commute will be a DRY one!

  3. Ha, good use of that drenched cat photo :-)

    Yes, a good bike fit is important, esp. when riding long. Glad you are on your way to solving those knee issues!