Trail Riding and Bike Changes

Since going to friction-shifting on the Fargo, the ten-speed rear has been a bit of a pain.

Tim recommended a short ride at Waverly this morning.  I got up early and replaced the ten-speed chain and cassette with 8-speed equivalents.

Fargo Power!
Fargo Power!
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I’m too fat and I struggled a bit.  Afterwards we had coffee.

In other news, I’ve made changes to the Big Dummy.  It’s also become my primary commuter bike.  I’ll have more on that later.

November 23rd Gravel Adventure Ride

Timothy has been putting on Gravel Adventure Rides for the Louisville Bicycle Club.  I attended one last month.

Tim and I went together.  I think we had a total of six riders.  The ride started in New Washington Indiana.  This route is nice for only having one big climb.

My memory isn’t clear, as I didn’t write about it right away.

Timothy and the other riders mostly stayed ahead of Tim and I.  Tim stayed with me.  I was struggling to keep any kind of pace whatsoever.  The first half of the ride, I never took my camera out.

We stopped at Jendy’s Pizza in Hanover.  It started raining at that point.

My new waterproof camera is perfect for rain, but I was too busy to use it.  I let Tim take pictures.

That's me in the distance
That’s me in the distance
Running along the river
Running along the river
Horse!
Horse!

The ride was cut a bit short at 35 miles.  I enjoyed getting out, but had a weak day on the bike.

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Updates, More Riding?

I’d meant to “catch up” on what interesting things I’ve done this year, but I’m falling behind.

I did a bike camping trip with Tim back in September.  I don’t have time to write about it.

My mileage for the year isn’t great, but with some effort, I may hit 3000 miles for the year.

I’m weighing myself again, but I’m not posting it here yet.  I’ve lost about 5 pounds, only 115 more (or so) to go!  😀

I gave up beer.. until I didn’t.  I have cut back substantially.

I interviewed for a new job today.  I left work early, and rode 11 miles to the new place, while wearing a suit and tie.  I wish I had a picture.  I think the job has promise.  It’s also 12 miles from home, so it’ll kick up the mileage for me.

There’s a cheap bar near there.  That could be good/bad, depending on point of view.

I hope to get this job.  The pay is acceptable.  The longer commute is more of a challenge, but could be good for me.  I intend to remain car-free, but with the ability to use Diane’s car/the bus/Lyft as necessary.

More later.