The week of Christmas was mostly off the bike, as expected. The only ride was just over an hour.
But I did get some wrenching done.
My rear hub is now fixed. I pulled everything apart, re-set the bearings, and reassembled everything, and it's running smooth again. Huzzah.
I also replaced the rear shifter cable, adjusted the rear derailleur, & re-aligned the rear brake calipers.
Friday was windy and ~50°F, but I figured that once I got moving, I'd warm up. Nope. So now I know. Below 65°, I wear a base layer. I've found that I'm crap on cold days unless I'm comfy under my kit, preferably a bit sweaty.
And my repair kit stood tall on Friday's ride:
- electrical tape fixed a busted strap on my helmet (comfort strap, not safety)
- multi-tool adjusted the rear brake calipers
- DynaPlug fixed a hole in the front tire
- CO2 & nozzle re-inflated the front tire perfectly
I've had a bit of a cold since then, so I suspect that part of the reason I didn't feel like myself is that I was getting sick.
It was a full-on rest week, and I ate an unholy crapload of Christmas goodies, so I'm actually fine with the scale telling me I'm at 182.4 this week.
Next Week's Checklist:
- Hard climb 3 days
- Ride 3+ hours
- Keep my weight level
It's a short week, and it's the New Year, so I'm not going to push myself to get back on the fat loss program. I'll behave myself, but I feel like expecting the usual progress would just be setting myself up for failure.