A Spent Sunday
With temps in the 50s and the sun shining, it was really hard not to ride today. But the legs were pretty spent from one of biggest weeks of riding since last summer. Anxious to see if I can top those hours this week.
I'm making a few adjustments to the bikes. First I'm gonna ditch my Dos Niner's trusty Fizik Nisene HP saddle for a few rides. Throwing on an old WTB Laser V saddle I have. I don't like the WTB because of the amount of stitching (can irritate my ass cheeks) and the fact that it's sorta portly, but I want to see if the the little bit of extra padding on the rear of the saddle will aid my back a bit. I figure it couldn't hurt to try. I'm also lowering the Relish air pressure and rear tire pressure a bit.
I read a bit on CyclingNews.com where Lance Armstrong mention that he was having some back problems, and when he went back to his old saddle it went away. I never thought of the saddle having an effect on back pain, but I what the hell.
I also swapped my lighter weight LBofH built Hope/Stan's wheels to the Big Mama. I want to see what if any difference the wheels make to the bike. Since I want to use the Big Mama at the Bakers Dozen I wanted to make sure everything matched up well. It does no problem. On the other hand the Dos Niner is getting some slight rotor rub. Not sure why, The Avid rotors are much newer than Hope one's that were on the Dos, so maybe that's the issue.
I plan on getting the Big Mama some more dirt time in the next day or two, anxious to see how she rides with the race wheels. I
Time to do a few XXC bits, make some dinner, and rest the legs for another week of "training". A word that when I say it seems like it should always be accompanied with air quotes, a smirk, a wink, and raise eyebrows.