g-boaf wrote:My new ride:
The appalling thing is I got it home late last night, too late and dark to go for a ride, and then swapping over wheels, putting the new cassette on the rear wheel, pads, adjust the brakes and some temporary bidon cages to it, put a profile on the garmin. By the time I was finished with that, it was dark. And this afternoon again home too late. I did however have a quick little loop around the yard to get a feel for the ultegra pedals, check the tension on them to avoid any embarrassing little incidents and just get a first feel of the way the thing is. All good. Feels no different to my old bike in that respect.
Work to do - work out how I go mounting a light on the back of it, given the awkward shape of the seat post (it's part of the frame!) and putting some new carbon bidon cages on it so the thing is all colour keyed up. My normal front wheel is off getting some work done on it, so I'll put that one back on when it is done.
And damn, I hate the rolling back of daylight savings time. It is evil. Nothing good comes from that stupid change. Should be daylight savings time all year round.
Don't let the dark put you off riding, learn to love it! I prefer commuting in darkness than daylight. Just something really calming about it all.
Grab yourself some good quality lights and off you go.