After a quick trip to the farmers market with the sweetest lady, I installed my new grey/gray ESI Racers Edge grips.
|Unwrapped the cheap foam wrap and ODI Attack wrap. Cleaned the bars with windex and use rubbing alcohol to install the grips to the bars.|
|The grips are about the same lengths (just a couple millimeters shorter) then what I had wrapped.|
|It's really hard to tell, but there is a thick and a thin side to the grips. I think the thinner part is the flattened part.|
|Final install with about a millimeter of handlebar end exposed (prior to installing the plugs).|
After all this, the afternoon temp warmed up to almost 30 degrees. So it was time to throw on some winter cycling clothes and do a quick lap at Eastwood.
|There was actually still some areas that didn't have snow, mainly under the evergreen trees on the "top" sections.|
So a lap that normally take about 50 minutes, took almost 1 hour 5 minutes. Ok I stopped a few times for a minute or 2 to take a picture or drink. But still...
My snow riding skills need some work. Snow is different then dirt and mud. It slips and grabs differently, as well as tires need lower pressure to dig in better.
I ended up being a little overdressed. I think I dressed for lower to mid 20's instead of almost to around 30. I did, however, think my feet could have used my thermal booties to provide some extra insulation.
Anyway, I hope to keep riding through winter at least once a week as long as the temps are above 10 or so. Maybe down to zero. But I plan to try to keep my legs a little more fresh then just riding rollers all winter. Anyway, I had a great weekend, hope you did too.
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