|A typical race day at The Snake|
The final tally was 100 miles and 12 hours of ride time. This included 4 rides 2 of which were the Snake Creek Gap TT), all of which were wet and muddy. After all, it was winter time. If but for the nasty conditions, I feel confident that this mileage/time could have been doubled or even tripled before I ended the test. I plan on conducting a second test once I am back on the bike and during more favorable riding conditions.
Meanwhile, after 600 miles and 39 hours my drive train is still "happy, happy, happy" on my road bike. I was hoping to have concluded both tests by now, but I have been off the bike for 4 weeks due to overtraining.
I was able to clean my bike in no time with ProGold Degreaser + Wash and Chain Shine. A little goes a long way. I add 1 part water to 1 part Degreaser + Wash and I pour a tiny amount of Chain Shine into a cup and apply it to the drive train with a small paint brush.
After allowing both products to sit for a couple minutes, I then use the above tools to clean. James Stankowitz showed me that a cheap paint brush gets easily into all the nooks and crannies of a full suspension rig.
|Hard to believe she is in her 4th season of racing.|
|White stays white with ProGold!|