23 August 2007
My first flat tire with my new bike.
Well, it was going to happen some time… and so I’m glad it happened today and not on race day.
It’s actually kind of amazing that I haven’t had a flat yet on my fixie, which I rode for like 2500 miles since I bought it late last year, and in only about 150miles I’ve already got my first flat on my new triathlon bike.
I had a PT appointment today for some ultrasound on my IT band and my tweaked hamstring. Now, my left leg feels great! So what happened on my ride today? How about my right quad/vmo freaks out on me! Ouch… cramping up as I think about it. I actually rode home 18 miles with only up-strokes.
The moral of the story? I gotta not only stretch before+after rides, but I think I will now add “the stick” and the foam roller into every pre-ride routine. I also think I may set up a bike on a trainer and do some light spinning before stretching before any real ride or run.
- Type: Cycle
- Date: 08/23/2007
- Time: 17:00:00
- Total Time: 2:05:00.00
- Distance: 36.5 miles
- Average Speed: 17.52 mph