After the storms passed through yesterday I decided to take my road bike for a spin. I got in 28 miles before I ran out of gas. The difference between the road bike and my hybrid is dramatic. The road bike is harder to ride but much faster. I average about 3 – 4 mph faster on the road bike then the hybrid. I did 28 miles in 2 hours and that same route on the road bike took 2 hours and 37 minutes.
The hybrid is more comfortable for me and it takes the hills better. It has 27 gears and the road bike has 21. Those additional gears in Dubuque make a lot of difference. So you expend the same amount of energy it just depends on how far you want to go. When riding the routes that I ride speed is not necessarily the most important thing.
I didn’t make it to Josh’s soccer game as by the time I got back, cooled down and showered it was time for the kids to come over for dinner. I will get some images of Josh playing soccer this summer however.
We had a wonderful time with Angie, Ben and the kids but one of the nice things about being the grandparents is that you can say “See you soon.” No baths, no bed time stories, just sit down in the easy chair and veg. 🙂
That’s it for today. Hope you enjoy your Monday. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Be careful.