Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Yearly Service & Buying a Speedometer
The UK cycle route planner can tell me roughly how many mile it is from A to B, but that doesn't tell me how far I have cycled when I have just jumped on my bike on a nice day and just peddled with no specific end journey in mind. If I am to accurately record my mileage, that will take me up to my planned 1000 miles, I did need a speedometer.
£20 for the actual service and £14.95 for the speedometer. Also needed a new front brake which he didn't charge me for.
I had supported my bad knee with a crepe bandage so I had a little ride around on it after collection to check how a speedometer works, which clocked me up 1.3 miles to add to my ticker.
The speedometer proved to me what I have thought about my plodding traveling speed being 7 mph on the slopes and between 10 & 12 mph on the flat. I could easily go faster but quite honestly I just enjoy being on the bike taking in the scenery, rather than pushing myself to break neck speed for the sake of it.