Surprisingly its been 6 months since i started road cycling, and I literally spent the month of May behind bars. In the process i learned how to wrench the bike including tuning (indexing) the gears and I can fix a flat like a pro with my bare hands. I also got my bike dialed in by swapping out the wahoo bolt for the newer ROAM, upgraded my drive train to the ultegra R8000, and added the garmin RTL-510 rear radar and taillight, and some 60″ carbon fiber rims. The most effective upgrade i made happened to be the cheapiest, and that was switching from rubber inner tube to latex innertubes, it made my bike noticebly faster, and worth having to pump tires before every ride.
Starting out my goal was to accomplish Strava’s distance and climbing challenges, it took 6 months and i finally was able to accomplish that along with every strava cycling challenge that month. Its currently June and I will do it again ahead of schedule
Strava recently just started “local legends” for which i am currently a legend of 4 segments