After my March 5th mountain bike ride, I didn’t get on a bike again until Friday the 10th. Part of it was I was still sore due to hitting the ground. Most of it was laziness.
That Friday was another “work from the old office” day. I prefer that commute to the new office. I wanted to ride the single-speed, so I attached the only spare rack I had (a front rack), some lights, and rode to work.
Unlike last time, I had no issues on either leg of the trip. I did stop at a brewery on the way home. My wife rode her bike there and met me, where we drank entirely too much.
The next day, Tim and I went mountain biking again. This time we went to Waverly Park which has more “flow” and less rooty, rocky technical stuff.
I was on my dual-suspension Scott. Tim was riding a dual-suspension demo bike from On Your Left Cycles. I’ll let him bother to post about his feelings on that.
We used to have similar riding ability, but over the last few years, I’ve lost a lot of fitness and gained weight. Rather than hold him back, it was agreed we’d each ride our own pace. So he went ahead, and we regrouped at the car later.
I had a slow ride, but it was pleasant, and I didn’t crash this time. That’s always good thing.
So, it’s now been eight days, and I haven’t been on the bike since. Why? Laziness mostly. I really need to start getting around by bike a lot more. I’m planning on riding to work tomorrow, even though it’s the “new office” that I don’t riding to as much.
I’m also really enjoying the single-speed as a commuter. I didn’t want to add racks. lights, fenders, etc, but I might make some concessions to utility. I bought the Disc Trucker for that kind of use, but I don’t enjoy that bike as much.
If loading-up the single-speed gets me to ride more often, then that’s what I’m going to do.
Mentally, I’ve been a mess recently. More biking and less beer is what’s needed.