On Sunday I went out for the day with Sally’s group, Sandringham & West Norfolk Cyclists for their Christmas run to Holkham Hall. In my case mainly to see if the Gorilla Guru bikefit had made any difference to my riding.
I did the 54 miles and 1,381 feet of ascent at an average speed of 15.1mph which for me is VERY good! the previous week I had only managed 14.5mph on a flatter circuit. The biggest difference seemed to be in the climbing (TonyM stop laughing – I don’t live in The Rockies).
Here’s a Strava record of my 10 attempts at The Welcome To The Jungle 68 feet monster hill with a gradient of 5.2% As you can see I demolished my previous attempts 🙂
|1||Dec 18, 2016||2:37||14.0mi/h|
|2||Nov 23, 2014||2:43||13.5mi/h|
|2||Jun 13, 2014||2:43||13.5mi/h|
|4||Aug 3, 2014||2:44||13.4mi/h|
|5||Aug 23, 2015||2:45||13.3mi/h|
|6||May 11, 2014||2:50||12.9mi/h|
|7||Jun 12, 2016||2:56||12.5mi/h|
|8||Aug 21, 2016||3:00||12.2mi/h|
|9||Jun 12, 2016||3:02||12.1mi/h|
|10||Dec 4, 2016||3:12||11.4mi/h|
So, yes, I think the fit has made a difference. The pain in my quads has largely gone, to be replaced by an overall aching which is probably due to my legs getting an additional 1″ of stretch each revolution.
Now the question is should I splash out on a new bike….