Tuesday, February 28, 2012
1) My old college bike died. Its not its fault. Leave it out in the wind, rain & snow and generally ignore it for 5 years its not surprising when nothing works. I could spend a ton of money on parts & labor to get ... a 20 year old bike. Better to replace it, but that doesn't mean I'm not still sad about its end. Good memories, good times.
2) There are too many choices in the bike world. I dont want to spend alot of money. Yes, Mr. Bike Store, you have a lovely $500 model that would suit my needs perfectly. Yes, Mr. Wal-Tar-K you have a lovely $200 that suits my pocketbook perfectly. I have no idea what I'm looking at.
3) If you leave a bike by the garbage on trash day and you are as cheap as I am (unemployed!) , dont be surprised when I get myself a "new" bike. Mountain, not hybrid like I wanted, but hey, the price was right.
4) It needs to have a pedal replaced, new grips and the cable for the back brake is broken. Fortunetly DH is *awesome* with handy dandy things like that. He already lubed & unstuck the front brake. And for the price, I wasnt expecting perfect.
5) It is embarrassing how winded I get on the stationary cycles at the gym. I seriously did only 3 miles today and was having a hard time. I'm trying hard to think of it like a personal challenge, but its really doing a number on my head when I think about my overall fitness and this Triathlon in June. Panic? Yeah, I'm giving it some thought.
6) I cannot spend more time on biking because aforementioned bicycles are currently in need of repairs.
7) I get to run/walk to yoga tomorrow.