Thursday, August 11, 2011
the last few days have been a lot of fun.
- Wednesday -
Darian and I went bike shopping. First we went to a shop called Spokes and Skis. They had a few nice bikes there, but nothing that I was really in love with. I sat on one bike made by Cannondale, and it just wasn't a good fit for me. I wasn't a fan of their price either, so I thanked them for their time and left.
We went to another bike shop called Pedal Power that has been in Altoona, PA for as long as I can remember. Right a way, the owner (who was also the salesman) helped us. He picked out a Trek 820, and told me to take it out in the Alley way and give it a spin. It was a 14 which was just a little to small for me. I tried the 16 and I knew that had to be my bike! It was a little more than I wanted to spend (ok, A LOT more than I wanted to spend) but I liked it and was comfortable on it, so, I was willing to spend the money on it. My boyfriend also gave me $100 to put towards it.
After that we went to Delgrosso's Amusement Park. We weren't going to ride the rides or anything, but we thought we would go get dinner there and play some mini golf. I did well staying on track, and didn't eat over my range at all. I had a Marrianna's Hoagie. It was so awesome - yummy! We played some games and I am pretty sure that my back is hurting from playing Ski-Ball. Yes, I threw my back out playing a children's arcade game. Playing mini-golf was a lot of fun too! I am got off to a rocky start, but was doing pretty well about the 4th hole.
- Thursday -
Today we got up around 11 then went straight to lunch. I did a brunch kind of thing. We went to Subway and I got a footlong Buffalo chicken sub w/ cucumber and onion. I am not really sure what one is supposed to put in a Buffalo Chicken sub. I don't like Ranch dressing on anything except fried food. Cucumber and onion seemed like a safe option.
After that, we were on our way to his parents house to pick up his bike, and when we crossed over the railroad tracks, we heard an awful noise. He thought we got a flat tire. That would have been horrible because he didn't have a spare. He pulled over, and checked it out, but couldn't see what was wrong. We decided that since we were only about 5 miles from his parents house, we would limp the truck there to assess it further. When we got out, I looked and it was sitting lopsided. The bracket that holds the coil spring in the front end of the truck rusted through, and gave out.
Him and his dad put it up on the trailer and towed it to the garage, while I followed in his grandmother's station wagon. We then took the wagon into Pedal Power and picked up my bike.
I took it for a test run to the church and back (appx 1.2 miles round trip) when we got home. I don't have the hang of the gear thing yet. I had to push it up the hills. Which was still a pretty awesome workout! After dinner I rode again to the church and back. I made it a little further up the hill, but still didn't make it all of the way. i guess it is just going to take some practice.
I think that is all for now!