I rolled out of bed around 8:00 this morning. I cooked bacon and eggs and drank coffee. That made for a good start for the day.
Around 10:30, Tim picked me up and we went to Waverly HIlls Park for some mountain bike riding. I don’t own a mountain bike, so Tim loaned me one of his, a Redline Monocog. It’s a single-speed mountain bike. I’ve ridden it before. We tooled around on the trails for about an hour. One hour of mountain biking is a lot more exercise than one hour of road riding.
I had moved the dyno-powered lights from my LHT to the single-speed some time ago. I had also bought new bar tape for the bike, but hadn’t gotten around to it yet. So, I wrapped the bars. This is my first time wrapping bars, and it shows. It’ll work, but I’ll need more practice.
I used red electrical tape at the ends of the bar tape. I didn’t do a very good job, but it’ll be fine comfort-wise. It just doesn’t look good.
I did yard work, lubed the chains on the bikes. I’ve got a little housework to do. I’m fighting the urge to go out for dinner (which will mean drinking beer).
No matter what I do the rest of the day, I can call today a good day.
Tomorrow will begin with a 6:00am bike ride. I’d better not stay up late. 🙂
3 thoughts on “It’s Saturday”
Cool bike. Is that the car-replacer?
That’s my 1980s Raleigh Record single-speed conversion. It started out as my light weight fun bike, but I keep adding to it. 🙂
It’s my daily ride to work these days. I’ll use the LHT for grocery shopping or towing the trailer, because gears are good when needed.
I did ride this bike on the populaire a couple of weeks ago.
I took the front dyno-wheel off of the LHT and put it on this bike. That means the wheels don’t match, but I’ll eventually get another SON hub, and a new wheel built around it for this bike.
Bar tape is tricky. I’ve done it several times, with varying results. I don’t really care about aesthetics, so as long as it stays put, that’s pretty much all I ask.
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