That is sad. I am always scared of that--or someone stripping my seat post. Did you have it locked to something, or just around the wheel? I know people can just cut locks regardless, but I always have faith. I need a beater bike to have down at the beach and things like that, because I'd be devastated if my commuter bike came up missing.
Funny story. I actually did pick up a crap used bike when I got here thinking the exact same thing. Then one day later it was stolen, locked, in broad daylight when I went into a store to get something (max 5 min). Ok, not funny. Sad. I didn't want to have to deal with that again and I'm told by everyone I tell that story to that it happens all the time to everyone. I sometimes borrow my roommate's bike to go for a ride, but mostly I've been hoofing it. I did find a gym and they do have some bikes, sadly not spinning ones, but at least this way I can have my butt in a sadle once in a while.
Hi Leah. I don't know what city you are in, but have you tried to find a cheap used bike to get around the foreign city? You'll be able to avoid public transportation, get some exercise, and be ready to get back on your bike when you get home. Added bonus: it'll be harder to pedal whatever cheap used bike you find, so that will make the transition back to the Trek a pleasure!
Hi everyone! I'm Leah, I live alternatly in CO and VT (I go to college in VT, live in CO). My 50 year old father got me into road biking after he rode his first MS150. He now rides centuries. I got sick of being left crying in the dust by my own father and decided to buy a road bike last spring. I bought a trek 1000 and started riding every day. I got up to rides lasting about 2-2.5 hours and going 30-40 miles. I was really starting to feel good and strong, and then I moved across the ocean for a semester studying abroad. I'm now stuck in a rainy, gloomy city with no bike. I've been here for almost two months, and just found a gym today that's witin reasonable distance of my house. Having not had any cardio to speak of for two months, I'm feeling weak and flabby, so I need a little help, a little push and some people to hold me accountable. Anyone interested in being my cyber-fitness buddy?
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