This was/is an exciting week. It all started with Monday, when I got to do my stress test to determine how I am healing after the heart attack. Although I will not know the ‘official’ results until this coming Monday, when I meet with my cardiologist again, the doctor who administered the stress test seemed rather pleased. I made it through 5 levels and got to 16 minutes 42 seconds before I said “uncle”.
Another exciting event was the arrival of my new Wheels from Neuvation Cycling. Some of you know that I had my challenges with the stock Shimano wheels ever since I bought April. The Shimano wheels have now close to 11,000 miles on them and the hubs were redone twice, so it is really time for a new wheel set. I can’t believe how light these Neuvation wheels are, to put it into perspective, when I weight the Neuvation rear wheel with tube and tire and cassette it only weight 40 grams more than the Shimano wheel sans anything…wow.
The front wheel is equally amazing and of course a test ride is next, just as soon as I am done with some more honey-do’s. But just having the wheels on, spinning them and they keep spinning endlessly is such a joy.
There was another great event this week which had to do with Performance Cycling. They had a new store opening in the Valley and recently remodeled their Santa Monica store, so they had a ‘Grand Opening Celebration’ for both. I went there Friday morning before the store opened, because the first 100 in line got $20 cash card for being in line, Then I won a $10 cash card on their promotional wheel of fortune, received a $15 cash card for 3 old tubes, took advantage of a 15% store wide mark down, and used my $45 member dollars on my Performance card and bought: -2 Continental Ultra tires, Fizik white bar tape and two new tubes for grand total of: $7 which is a savings of $109 — I call that a good shopping day.
First Ride report: just got back from an 8 mile loop – 16.9 mph average with about normal 75% effort. I like those wheels a lot. Have to tighten the Garmin magnet on the spokes better, keeps loosening up on me and banging on the receiver unit.
Next great thing for this week: Tomorrow morning Kurt and @roadchickie will join me for my first group since the heart attack. We likely will make it an easy cruise down to Playa del Rey and back, but I am really looking forward to the banter of two good friends.
Told you, this was a good week!!!!