Time to Change..

I went out the other day for a ride. Only the second ride for a good few months, and still had the dry lube on. I’d applied squirt lube, and this ride was very wet. I mean it wasn’t just a bit wet, it was properly chucking it down. I’d not had reason to think of the lube during the ride.

Gear shifts where remaining crisp and even, chain noise wasn’t an issue. I’d heard that Squirt was a good lube even in the damp, and this certainly was a wet ride.

Getting home, I dried off the bike, and did the ritual of spraying the derailers with GT-85, and running the chain through a rag to dry it off, the lube had gone a little runny with the rain, but it was still there doing its job.

Squirt really is a great lube and well worth the cost. It is however time to change back to the wet lube now the winter is here…

Fitbit Steps

For a while was trying to get steps as a main goal. This isn’t working for me. So I had a think, and decided active minutes was a much better goal.

There was an article recently about the origin of 10k steps: as I recall, it came from a doctor in Japan encouraging office workers to get up from their work desks and get some exercise. There was no basis for 10k, it was simply a target to increase movement.

I believe the idea is to get 60 minutes of total exercise daily. As that’s based on your average resting heart rate, the more you exercise, the more you’ll need to be active to get to the 60 minutes goal over time.

Your Fitbit tracks exercise minutes. Get it up to 60 or more!