I would agree that the second thousand should be easier than the first… but then you have to do them faster.
I only have two miles each way to work at the moment, and as I’m doing it on a bike I’m not clocking up many uni-miles. But it includes 130m of decent (becoming climbing on the way home) so is more fun on a machine with a free-wheel.
Btw, how is that wireless working for you? Any problems at all with it getting a consistent signal? How far do you have it from the little magnetic disc? I think the max range on wireless is around 18-26", and the positioning has to be just right. Also, I’ve been reading that you can get glitches in the signal when riding near power lines and so on.
My LBS tried setting one up on my 36er, with the monitor on my kh handle, but it wouldn’t register 100%. Only hit & miss. Anyway, I have the cateye strada but the wired one, and it’s been 100% reliable for me, but it would be cool to have a wireless that was as dependable as wired.
Wireless has worked OK. I needed to put the counter up high enough on the frame to be close to the top (but not interfere with the brake) and angle the receiver so that the back faces the counter. The wireless did go out last month until I replaced the transmitter battery.
If I did it again I might just go for wired because it is more reliable.
In spite of the torrential rains, I have been riding and just completed my second 1000 miles. I passed the first 1000 miles in August, so it has taken me a bit over four months to complete the second set.
We do not have old-school milestones around here, but here is a “milestone” picture from this continent.
The wheel was repurposed from my KH. The 135 mm cranks work surprisingly well after spending most of my time on 125 mm cranks. I notice a bit higher speed on the uphill and a bit lower speed on the level, but the average is about the same. I think the larger foot movement means that higher speeds take a bit more effort to maintain.
How long do Nightrider tires (tyres) last? I have 1700 miles on this one, and I might be half way through the tread. Are they good for 3000 miles? They are impressively rugged compared with the typical road bike tire.