Tonight was the first ride on the roadbike. Everything works (just) so it was a perfect opportunity to take it out for a quick spin.
A quick ride down Rooley Moor Road, across Sandy Lane to Bury Road and a climb up Norden Road before returning via Caldershaw Road.
Initial reactions are – it’s much taller geared than I expected – the climb that I easily do up Norden Road was a real toil, as was Redfearn Wood. But i’m determined and I didn’t stop on any climb.
The brakes nearly work but need attention and I need to change the seating position slightly.
All in all, i’m pleased and if I can get to the same speed on the climbs on this as I do on the Mountain Bike I will be very happy.