Mohamed Said's Journal

Web Developer, cyclist, and freediver.

My First Road Bike Experience

Posted on October, 29 2018 in Life, Cycling

My First Road Bike Experience

Today was the first time for me on a road bike, and it was AWESOME. I've been riding mountain bikes for a few months now and I really enjoy how it allows you to discover hidden places that you don't see while on the main road, however riding on the road was something I enjoy as well, each has a different joy.

As part of my collaboration with a local Cycling Center in Hurghada I was given the chance to test their brand-new bikes, the plan was to ride 14 Kilometers just to get used to the body position and balance, I end up riding 33 Kilometers in just 1 hour and 12 minutes.

It's really much faster on the road, and the body position takes away a huge part of the wind effect. The hand position on the hoods was a bit strange though, by the end of the ride my Purlicue started to hurt, I think it takes a bit to get used to.

Happy face riding this beautiful super bike.

Happy face riding this beautiful super bike.

For the upcoming few weeks I'm going to help the center by riding as a guide for the athletes on active retreats in Hurghada, with the help of a friend I managed to learn the perfect routes for a group ride.

Will I be able to keep up with these professional athletes on the road? That's what I'm going to discover next week.

By Mohamed Said

I work at laravelphp on weekdays and practise freediving & cycling on weekends. Find me on twitter & github.

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