I've been off the bike for about two weeks. I've barely touched a bike let alone thrown a leg over one. I still cough like mad if I take a deep breath. However after being around so many bike enthusiasts(Veloswap) this weekend, I was pretty pumped about giving the work commute a try. Here's how it went....
Temp - 41degrees
Head - 9 ok but fine (Helmet and thin head sock)
Hands - 9 ok but functioning (New Columbia gloves)
Chest - 9 warm (Underarmor pullover)
Legs - 8 warm (jeans)
Feet - 7 ok I can feel my toes (keen boots/tall but thin biking socks)
Overall Physical feel - 7 (little gaspy on the climb)
Bike ratings as follows. One will mean total equipment failure. Ten
means it totally served it's purpose and I need to write more positive
reviews on it.
Bike: Redline Monocog
Tires - 5(front tire lost some air on the way up)
Brakes - 7(chattery but fine)
Drivetrain - 6(BB needs replaced)
Overall/Other - 6(liking the Fubar less and less. The angle of the bar just isn't right.)
Total Score: 73
Things to change - Change out FuBar?, More slime or better tire sealant, change BB.
Things I noticed - I like the smell of pancakes much better then the smell of diesel exhaust.