Friday, October 3, 2008
Hanging in There
So last Saturday I set out on the bike and got my best distance yet, and I haven't been on the bike since. Heading out of town this weekend to visit my Dad, so no biking. My new bike racks are on the way from Swagman, and I think I may have begged and pleaded my case enough that my friend Karla over there is going to let me off of the mat on the 20% restocking fee and maybe even return shipping? The racks are on the way, and no charges have showed up on my accounts that I can tell. If that is the case, I will immediately reverse my position that no one should ever buy anything from them ever again. The racks should be here on the 8th.
But regardless, my new racks are on the way, meaning that I don't currently have any now, meaning the bike can not travel to Indianapolis with us for the weekend. It is looking like it is going to be a beautiful week next week though. I may just need to stay home Monday, just to get in another ride and then take care of some other things around the homestead in preparation for the upcoming cold weather.
Which brings up the question: I'm thinking of riding the bike into the house over the winter. If the weather breaks from time to time it will still be wet and messy, so I'll probably just run the Schwinn on those days. So, do I go with the trainer that just lets you spin, or do I go for full rollers? It seems that rollers would give a more realistic ride, allowing me to continue messing with the fit of the bike for more comfort. But then, I still need to shake about 10 pounds, so I thought I might just spend the winter using the bike as a sweating machine, and worry more about form in the spring.
I'm asking this question as if there are millions of people reading... I need rest.