Today saw me on the Litespeed Vortex for the first road-bike ride of this year. The Vortex got new chain, cassette and chainrings and I also tested out the Campagnolo Hyperon Two Ultra wheels with the Vredestein Fortezza tubular tyres. It took some getting used to the speed and agility of this bike, and I also needed to take into account being quicker than the surrounding cars in some circumstances.
The tubular wheels roll very slick and the ceramic bearings of the Hyperon make this bike zoom along. There was quite a bit of wind which bothered me in the beginning and the end of this short ride. But in the middle part I made up for that by being carried along by the easterly breeze. Without much effort this netted me a near 30kph average ride. My Cateye Strada did not work, but I will replace that with a mounting unit for my Garmin Edge 705. This gives me all the data I need and does not need a transmitter and magnet in the wheel.
For the ride I settled on a quick dash around Bierbeek, Opvelp, Beauvechain and Hamme Mille, closing the loop over Nethen, Sint Joris Weert and the Zoete Waters
Ride Stats : 30.5K and 195 heightmeters (Garmin) in 1h03mins
26-05-2012, 20:39 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf