May 02, 2006
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Taking at day off...
It looks like it is an awesome day to run, but I'm skipping it today. Biking into / out-of work is a bit of exercise, but adding a run everyday to that might be too much at first. I think that I'll run tomorrow after I have given my legs some time to rest up.
Next step: to get some cycling panniers so I don't have to wear a backpack which is hard on the shoulders and makes things a bit more difficult. I'm looking at a couple at mec: option 1, option 2. They are going to be about the cost of one month's bus pass, so I think that I am okay with the cost. ;-) What I'll try and do this weekend (at the latest) is some general bike fix-up including putting on the kickstand that I bought last year. Only time will tell if I get my ass in gear and get this stuff done. The possibilities are endless now that I have paid my taxes.... :-P
Posted by jim at May 2, 2006 12:35 PM
Atta boy. I'm proud of you man. If 20% of capable pple would do something similar, this city would be super clean. I walk and run to work, but also planning to get a bike too.
Thanks man. ;-)
If you're getting a bike, I'd get a cheap one. Used ones work too. After I get the panniers I'm thinking of looking for a nicer seat... that's what I think limits the distance that I can go on my bike.
My plan for a couple of weeks from now: keep my boat downtown so I can go kayaking after work / dinner. I gotta work on my upper body some way. ;-P
Absolutely agree with you. For the 'in-city' commute cheap bike is the way to go. And 100% right about the seat too. My advice is to get a wider seat, much better for the boys.
And what is wrong with your upper body?
That question was a joke. Ha ha ha
Are you saying that I am not pretty? :-P
I bike to work when the weather is nice. It's actually quicker than taking the bus. Don't get a cheap bike. I've rode cheap bikes my whole life. I finally got a good one last year, and you can just feel the difference. Everything works so much better. I spent around $700 with accessories. As long as you have a place to keep your bike that you feel it won't be vandalized, then you're better off getting a good bike.
Oh, and paniers are a great idea. I got those last year too. Makes riding a lot easier. I usually just use 1, and it doesn't feel as uneven as you think. You don't even notice it. That's the other problem with certain bikes. My bike had all the necessary holes to attach a panier. Some bikes do not. You might want to check for this on your bike.
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