|An extra inch for her comfort and pleasure
||[Jun. 17th, 2005|07:12 pm]
You'd have to work hard to design a better biking day than today. The sun was shining, and the breeze was cool and dry. The temperature was perfect.
So as began my pedal in the morning I found myself wondering why the hell I felt like I wa struggling. You're supposed to get in better shape from exercise, right?
Not far from the house I realized the problem: my bike seat had worked itself down a little, and I wasn't getting the proper extension on my downstroke. Fortunately, my bike has a quick-release adjustment and within two minutes I had wiggled it up an inch.
It seems like so small a thing, and yet the difference is astounding. I immediately felt stronger and quicker and the riding was a joy. This isn't the first time it has happened. For some reason the seat works itself down just that little bit and then doesn't move anymore. Which explains why Monday's ride was a bit of a struggle (that I wrote off to several days off from biking). It's gradual, this lowering, and therefore hard to notice at first. But wow, what a difference.