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I Might Change My Mind, But For Now I'm Quite Content

Sunday, October 28, 2012

I've been trying to get some of the people in my running group to join my bike group. Today two runners showed up to ride, but the rest of the group I usually ride with decided that Hurricane Sandy was causing too much wind. They went to a bike trail in the woods too far to ride from my house. So I did the usual 20 mile ride with my two running friends, Aster and Amy. Although we had to dodge fallen Spanish moss and limbs -- there had been gusts earlier -- we didn't have any problem with the wind on our ride.

They both have expensive carbon lightweight bicycles, but made me feel very fit. They said I ride my comfort bike faster than it was meant to go!! I can ride around 14 mph. Aster said that I've outgrown my bike and need a faster one. Honestly, I like my bike. It suits me. In fact I suspect I get a better workout than they do, because their bikes do so much of the work. So at this point I'm not interested in a new $$$$ bike. However, I reserve the right to one day change my mind.
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MSLZZY 10/29/2012 8:52PM

    For now, keep what you have and enjoy that sweet ride!

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AQUAGIRL08 10/29/2012 7:27PM

    Sounds like a great time. I'm glad that they joined you!

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NATPLUMMER 10/29/2012 11:18AM

    Nice ride.

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MEXGAL1 10/29/2012 10:51AM

    good for you!
Have a terrific week.
Sallie

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BAROSS 10/29/2012 9:54AM

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DONNABRIGHT 10/29/2012 9:43AM

    There is a lot to be said for a good bike you can depend on.

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GOLFGMA 10/29/2012 7:47AM

    Just continue the bike riding on any model that makes you happy. emoticon

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SWEDE_SU 10/29/2012 4:02AM

    what a great feeling!

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SEABREEZE64 10/29/2012 3:39AM

    Good job on the bike ride.
I like my comfort bike also.... although I don't ride 14 mph.



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_LINDA 10/29/2012 2:00AM

    I LOVE it! YOU do the work, not your bike! THAT is true fitness! You are an ATHLETE! You rock!! If it aint broke, don't fix it!

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IAMWINNING 10/28/2012 10:43PM

    Good for you! Contentment is so often not achieved by so many, but you are blessed. If it were me (I know you didn't ask) I'd keep that bike that has done so much good by me. emoticon

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GABY1948 10/28/2012 10:06PM

    I agree that you will know when and if you are ready! I never let anyone else make up my mind for me...and I have been quite happy with my decisions! Have a GREAT week!

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JOYINKY 10/28/2012 8:36PM

    I wouldn't mess with being content! You'll know when you're ready to upgrade. Just enjoy the ride!

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AMARILYNH 10/28/2012 8:34PM

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THIMBLER 10/28/2012 8:33PM

    I am so glad I read your blog. I have a "comfortable" bike too. I can maybe get it up to 10 miles per hour, cause I normally ride for an hour and it is about 10 miles round trip.

Well, I had it into the bike shop last week for new tires and a tune up. And I got to looking at all the new, faster, shinier bikes. But in the end I decided, I liked my bike and it wasn't worth the money to upgrade...yet. Like you, maybe one day. But for now, my bike makes me happy!

Thanks! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/28/2012 8:28PM

    Yeah, deciding when / whether to invest in new equipment is always a puzzle. And a balance. One only has "so much" in the budget, and choices must be made.

Glad you had a good ride, despite the debris. Plan B works!

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DJ4HEALTH 10/28/2012 8:07PM

    Just keep what you have if you are comfortable with it. If you could not keep up then I would say look into it but to spend lots of money on something that you may not need is just a waste of money. I agree that you are getting a better work out because you have to work at it since your bike is heavier than theirs. But that is what you want.

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NKOUAMI26 10/28/2012 7:41PM

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