Prelude: a “Mamilomat” is a device used by a Mamil to pursue his ambitions. Mamilomats come in the shape of extremely well spec’d (aka expensive) bicycles of the mountain-, road- or triathlon- category where any gram of possible excess weight can be shed off by an additional carbon-titanium upgrade to overcompensate the effects of a steadily growing BMI of the Mamil owner.
Most humbly I claim © for the word “Mamilomat”.
Main event: I’m committed to 2500 km of MTB and hiking over the course of 2015 – around 1050 km done by mid of May, so far so good.
Regular riding led to a gradual improvement of my stamina (what a surprising statement this is ….): Early in 2015 a two hours 25 km MTB ride used to be an ordeal, now I can do 50km in a morning (see the screenshot from my polarpersonaltrainer.com account below), arrive home in decent shape and have energy to do something else the same day.
On my Merida 29″ hardtail, carbon frame, Shimano XT spec’d Mamilomat* climbing is a sheer pleasure, the big wheels allow very good momentum.
A rant (aka a justification) why I need a full suspension bike will follow in due course – rest assured of that.
Afterplay: A new challenge (a really nice problem to have though…) emerges: my thigh muscles, especially the quadriceps are tightening up to an extend that – for the first time in my life – I book a leg massage. May 19th the big day – the physio goes easy on me, but I writhe in pain. OMG does that hurt. She strongly recommends using a foam roller BEFORE and after each ride. How can I motivate myself on a Saturday morning around 05:50 to torture myself with a piece of hard foam?
let’s see; in the meantime : keep riding