I was so excited to try out my new Aerotech Designs Bike Shorts on my long ride today!
According to the Aerotech website, the Top Shelf Pro Bike Short is "an eight-panel, anatomically designed bicycle short that hugs the muscles for support and reduction of muscle fatigue. The short prevents chafing by eliminating seams between the legs. The smooth inner leg reduces opportunity for abrasion and saddle sores from cycling. This bike short keep you comfortable and dry with high quality fabric that absorbs perspiration."
The Top Shelf Pro Bike Short was AMAZING! The best part was the great pad in the crotch, which is made of polyester microfibers that relieve the pressure points between the body and the bicycle saddle.
Plus, the Top Shelf Pro Bike Short feature flat-locked stretch seams with leg grippers to keep them from riding up on long bike rides!
The other awesome aspect of this short was neither the fabric or the pad got wet and icky as I rode. The entire short was truly sweat-wicking.
If you need a new bike short, the the Top Shelf Pro Bike Short by Aerotech Designs is the one to buy! (FYI, I am a size 2/4 and ordered a small, not the extra-small as recommended by the Aerotech Designs sizing chart. It fit perfectly!).
My bike ride was pretty uneventful until the very end. I focused on keeping a steady cadence and did sprints every few miles to help me build endurance.
Around mile 15.0, I took a break and ate some Sport Beans.
My ride was so pleasant until the last mile when I had a nasty CRASH! The last three miles of my rides are on sidewalks, and I turned my wheel suddenly and jammed it in between the sidewalk and grass. I managed to not only jam my pelvis into the handlebar, but I also ended up with a nasty cut on my palm:
I think it is VERY IMPORTANT to learn how to crash properly. Taking the full brace of a crash with your hands is very dangerous, as you can easily break your wrist. Crashes always happen in slow-motion, so I managed to kind of side-step (after my pelvis connected with the drop bars) as I went down. I took the brunt of the hit on my butt as I rolled (good thing I was wearing my super-padded Top Shelf Pro Bike Short!).
Considering I was biking at a high speed when the crash happened, I’m lucky I got away with just a cut and a very bruised pelvis! (And I ended up a little dirty, too!) That’s why you ALWAYS wear your HELMET!
(My "Wear Your Helmet and Try Not to End Up Dirty and Bleeding Like Me" Face).
- Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes (including the crash!)
- Distance: 25 miles
Anyway, no big deal. I’m a weekend warrior!
After the Husband cleaned my palm and taped it up, I drank a Green Monster (1 banana, 2 cups kale, 1 cup unsweet almond breeze, and flax seed) + 1 tablespoon of my favorite natural protein powder.
And for dinner, I made a casserole that was based on my Santa Fe Casserole.
The differences included 1/2 packet of cubed tofu, no onion, and about 1/4 cup salsa. It was really good! My first serving was about 1/4 of the casserole dish. I was HANGRY!
I even went back for another 1/2 serving. Delish!
Have a wonderful night!