It’s Saturday

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”

  1. Thanks.

    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.

  2. 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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