The forecast was looking good for a nice road ride today. The roads are clear of ice and snow and the sun was out. I think the temp was in the 30’s today, but the wind was constant. Winds were around 20-25 with gusts around 40. For me it’s too much. Later in the week the forecast looks good for more riding up here. I’m hoping for a 5 hr ride on Tuesday.
Instead of the road ride, I spent the morning working on both of my rigs. My road bike needed a new chain, cassette and cables. I ended up using a SRAM 951 chain, mainly because it was cheap. I got it on sale for $15! Usually I buy Durace/XTR but they are $50 now. I liked using the PowerLink. We’ll see how the chain holds up and how it shifts with the Shimano cassette.
My mountain bike needed new housing, cables and a wash from the mud I was in last week. I also replaced the grips. I’m hoping for a MTB ride at Green Mountain on Monday. I haven’t ridden there yet but I’ve heard one can get around 2hrs of riding.
Since I didn’t want to battle the wind, I got back on the training and busted out a set of Steady State intervals, 3×10 with 8 min recovery between intervals. with warm up this gave me a good hour on the trainer.