2×20 Bodyweight squats.
I was at The Bike Way earlier today, discussing pedals and tires with Trevin, the owner. As we were talking about tire casing width, pressures, and rider weight, it really hit home how much my weight (108 kg) is an issue in cycling. Dropping 8 kg would really help. Dropping 18 kg would be ideal.
This is such a weird bike for me, it’s the antithesis of any bike I’ve built: zip ties, mismash components, FLAT BARS. I love it. It’s as reliable as a hammer, and about as sturdy. I’ve crashed it going 20 mph and it didn’t even fuck up the stickers.
Tomorrow morning is a coffee run to test my King Universal Support Bolt (USB) cage and my Revelate designs frame bag. That’s a size 8 Surly frame bag by Revelate on a Large Karate Monkey, for reference. The beer is Zip Line Kölsch, for reference.
On the top is a Lake CX300 4-bolt Speedplay-specific shoe with the Speedplay Ultra-Light Action Walkable cleat, it fits nice and snug against the sole. On the bottom is a 3-bolt Rapha Climbers shoe using the standard 3-bolt shim and the light-action v.2 cleat.
The one in Giaole, Chianti, Siena, Italy.
I need to find a frame…
I got drunkish, so I only did 1×5 Goblet Squats with a 35lb kettlebell. Shame on me.
1×20 Bodyweight squats. Tomorrow, we’ll add another set.
Not quite perfect, but close. Post-Apocalypse Zombie horde MMR escape machine.
Gotta make a few changes, then I’ll write up the deets.
40 miles of pavement and gravel, love them! I liked them so much, that I bought up the Light Action cleats at The Bike Way and converted my other road shoes in Omaha to Speedplay cleats.
I like the walkable cleats #lowasfuck stack height on a 4-bolt shoe. I had to drop my saddle height a full cm to compensate. On 3-bolt road shoes, I prefer the v.2 cleats with cafe covers. I think they fit the sole contours better.
The zero tension float is kinda weird at first, but it starts to feel normal quickly. By comparison, my Crank Brothers Eggbeaters on the War Monkey feel tight.
Those Lake CX300 shoes, otoh hurt my feet, and the carbon soles are slicker than goose shit. 😐
I’ve become soft and lazy. This realization has finally tipped my apathy and love for beer into a feeble desire to exercise greater control over my fate.
I will squat every day.
Day 1: 1 set of 20 bodyweight squats.