A holiday week can mess up a guy's biking schedule. So it felt good to get on my bike yesterday and ride.
My riding buddy Jason had called me over the weekend to tell me that his 'good' bike was out of the shop. His rear wheel set him back $200, but was supposed to be indestructable. Jason was ready to go.
Where I live, Ford will farm their undeveloped property with soybeans or sunflowers. It's probably a tax write-off of some kind. But it's nice to go for a city ride, and all of a sudden come across a giant field of sunflowers. Who doesn't like sunflowers?
Jason and I met at the gas station so he could fill his tires. He was grumbling, rightly so, that for $200, it would have been nice for the shop to properly inflate his tires. FYI, this is probably THE nicest bike shop around. They specialize in triathalon equipment, and they don't even bother with family or kid bikes. Well, we got off on our ride. We hadn't gone more than a mile or two when Jason needs to pull over. His back wheel is already out of true, and is rubbing on the brakes. As we investigate further, almost ALL of the spokes are loose. They were either not tightened at all, or the wrong spoke nipples were used, or something. It was a very dangerous situation. He was cursing up and down, and there wasn't much I could do to help. Poor guy has had some bad luck with his bikes since we've been riding. He called someone for a ride, and I left him behind, standing sad and alone under the glow of a street light. Lol.
- - -
In other news, I got Personal Trainer: Walking for my Nintendo DS. It's kind of a pedometer game, but it really just tracks your activity. It's not really a game. But I'm wearing my pedometer for the past few days, and I took a two mile walk at lunch yesterday to see some results in the app.
I haven' t lost any weight lately. Lazy lazy.
- - -
Usually I have my girl with me on the weekends. This weekend, the girls will be out of town for a wedding. I can have a grown-up weekend, but I don't really know what to do with myself.
Well, not much else to report I guess. Latah!