Practice Makes…

on August 22, 2011 in Outdoor Activities

Did a couple of practice runs this weekend, one a nice flat route along the canal, the other a test of the route I’m planning on using up the hill to work.

I’m still finding that the slightest gradient has me gasping for air, but I’m sure that my stamina will build up in time.

On the advice of one of my work colleagues, I’ve raised my saddle and upped the pressure in the tyres. Since the bike came with none of the tools I need (such as a pump) I’ve had to pick them up over the weekend. The tyres, which felt solid to the touch were actually half the pressure they needed to be.

The adjustments seem to have made some difference, but maybe that’s just the placebo effect.

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