Something New

I did ride to work and back on Friday.  It put me in a better mood.

I didn’t do much riding this weekend.  I rode with Tim for about ten miles on Saturday.  He let me borrow a single-speed road bike.  I’ve been wanting a nice, simple, cheap, single-speed bike for a while.  I found one on Craigslist, but it was too small.  Tim’s is almost big enough, but he’s not selling it.  I’m not crazy about the new ones out there.

I did visit Vic’s Classic Bikes today.  I put down a deposit on a new ride.  I’m still figuring out what components I want, but I picked out a frame and wheels.  I’ll do a big reveal once I receive the bike in a month or two, but yes, it will be a single-speed.  It’s wonderful to have a wife who is so supportive of my cycling.

We also spent hours today driving around Louisville looking at neighborhoods.  I’ve spent countless hours looking online for houses also.  Yes, we intend to move out of Charlestown.

One of the houses we are looking at would leave me with a 3.5 miles commute instead of 16.5 – 20.0 miles ride.  That might actually force me to take the long way to work occasionally.  It would eliminate the need for me to drive to work.  Even in snow, my LHT with studded tires would be fine.  I could walk if I needed to.

So, will I end up car-free?  Kristy will still drive.  We would probably go down to one vehicle instead of two.  That would be quite nice.  🙂

6 thoughts on “Something New”

  1. Hey Tim! I know you like the info about possible new place because that means David will be closer to you for a quick ride! So when you want to go you’ll just be on the doorstep instead of sending an email! LOL

  2. Awesome! I would love to try singlespeed riding someday. I’ve thought about eventually getting something through Vic as well, so I’ll be curious to see how your experience is.

  3. I’m sure my wife will be even happier. Either we won’t disappear for as long in the boonies of IN or we’ll ride that much more. Could go either way.

  4. Tim,

    I’ll continue to ride in southern Indiana. I really enjoy it.

    Do you want to ride the Hilly Hundred this year? October 8, 9, 10th? Riding on 9th and 10th.

    I’m undecided on the HH. I could really be insane, and try it on the single-speed (if I have it by then).

  5. Hmmm. Not sure I’ll have the legs, but I’ll look at the calendar and say “maybe”. I’m going forward with my solo 100 Friday, so we might just see how we’re doing after that adventure.

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