Cycling in 2014

My goal for the year was to cycle around 1400 miles and I managed to ride 1236 miles, climbed 21 thousands feet, in 86.5 hours, which is pretty good even if I say so myself. I also targeted to complete two cycling events which I managed as well.

NYC 5 Boro Bike Tour

After 2+ months of preparation, I finished the NYC 5 Boro Bike Tour in May.

The Start
The Start
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Making it my own

One of the great thing about owning a piece of sport equipment is customization, to make it uniquely mine. A bike offers many ways of customization and here are mine. Some of them are more customizing my riding experience vs. customizing the bike itself. (I haven’t included pictures of the mundane stuff like foot pump, spare tube, CO2 canister, tire repair kit, and saddle bag)

Currently I’m waiting for two more items to arrive; Camelbak Podium Big Chill Bottle and Serfas Fissure Jersey.

Things that are on my shopping list in the future; road tires, better saddle, and winter clothing.

Name sticker with country flag
Name sticker with country flag

Bontrager water bottle cage
Bontrager water bottle cage

Topeak iPhone mount on stem
Topeak iPhone mount on stem

Topeak Ride Case II iPhone 5 mount
Topeak Ride Case II iPhone 5 mount

Pearl iZUMi Men's X-Alp Seek IV Cycling Shoe
Pearl iZUMi Men’s X-Alp Seek IV Cycling Shoe

Shimano PD-M520L pedals
Shimano PD-M520L pedals

Heart Rate Monitor
Heart Rate Monitor

Wahoo Speed & Cadence sensor
Wahoo Speed & Cadence sensor

Blackburn front and back lights
Blackburn front and back lights

Giro gloves
Giro gloves

Bell XLV helmet
Bell XLV helmet

Oakley M-Frame with red iridium and black iridium lenses
Oakley M-Frame with red iridium and black iridium lenses

8+ miles

Rode over 8 miles for first time yesterday. Wasn’t as hard as I thought. I’m now less apprehensive about Sunday’s 18 miles ride.

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Definitely need to get pedals & shoes soon.

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Cycling update

It’s been two proper morning rides and I’ve enjoyed them so far. I am able to ride further than I thought. Initially I thought I can only ride about 5 miles at most on the flat but I’ve already rode 6.5 miles with slight climbs today without hitting the wall. Hopefully I can ride 10+ miles soon so I can start getting some serious cardio workout.

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