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Josh-D. S. Davis

Xaminmo / Omnimax / Max Omni / Mad Scientist / Midnight Shadow / Radiation Master

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2013-08-17 Fuzzy's Argyle
Josh 201604 KWP
Group ride out to Fuzzy's Tacos in Argyle. Most of the group peeled off for more miles out by Robson Ranch. I stayed with a group of 4 others and had food, but left early to get home by noon for a family trek to Frisco. Ride was decent.

I'll be happy when new cranks show up, since these have a little bit of flex, and the stamped chainrings have a little chain suck. However, I ordered a compact 34/53. I'm realizing that's not ideal for any of my riding. Some of the hills through Argyle and Copper Canyon want for better than 1:1 when I'm tired. I'm also finding it's really rare that I use the 48:11 combo on downhills, but I did use it 3-4 times. Better shifting will help plenty, as it just doesn't always change gears, or maybe I have to shift the rear to get the chain angle correct for the front to move over, even when I'm in the middle range.

My current is 28/38/48, and I'm thinking for road, I might like 22/34/53 better. Then, maybe the rear could be something like 11-16,18,20,23. For mountain, I still like a single front, but maybe the compact will be good to pick up some speed on flat segments. Either way, something less flexible will be good, though it's saying something that the FC-2300 will be a major improvement over what I have now.Anyway, still playing, but I'm sure I'll end up trying a different drive train, and also still a different bike for trail riding. The Paver is built how I like, but it's just too small. Maybe the Diamondback Overdrive as my last semi-cheap bike before I get something nice (like a Krampus).


Distance: 25.02 mi
Time: 2:53:07
Avg Speed: 8.7 mph
Elevation Gain: 451 ft
Calories: 2,009 C
Avg Temperature: 76.0 °F
Time: 2:53:07
Moving Time: 2:03:26
Elapsed Time: 3:19:56
Avg Speed: 8.7 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 12.2 mph
Max Speed: 30.0 mph
Elevation Gain: 451 ft
Elevation Loss: 458 ft
Min Elevation: 520 ft
Max Elevation: 715 ft
Avg Power: 116 W
Max Power: 500 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 150 W
Avg Temperature: 76.0 °F
Min Temperature: 68.0 °F
Max Temperature: 81.0 °F