Last several times I have ridden Adelaide it has been hard. Like really HARD. Especially on the way home where there are some hills. Adelaide has not always been the easiest on hills, but I have managed in the past. Now she is downright impossible. Like when I need to start after a stop, and happen to be on a small incline, pushing her pedals down seem like a herculean task. This is all in the lowest gear, mind you.
I wonder if when Adelaide got her new shifter, something was tweaked so her low gear is not so low. Is that even possible? My technical knowledge of these things is very limited.
I fully admit that it is possible that I, and not Adelaide, am the likely problem. It has been a while since I have ridden consistently so I am all sorts of out-of-shapeness. Maybe I should just ride Betty Foy around for a while and build up some of the ol' bicycling muscles again.
If it is a mechanical thing, I should get it checked out. But I thought I would ask you guys first, before I embarrass myself at the bike shop.