Thursday, April 19, 2007

Spring and Other Things

Spring is finally here, with temps reaching the upper 70s. Very nice. I have been able to get some ride time, so far about 46miles this week, sorry no pics. I put a new stem on the Mercian and discovered I made the break cables too short, so I need to fix that tonight so it will be ready for Saturday. I need to get some miles in, Issaqueena's Last ride is a month away and I need to lose some weight and get in shape. Last nights ride was nice, three of the four fixed gear riders in the tri-county area showed up, Russ, Ken , and yours truly. Donis, Joy, and Connie also came out, geared though. Ken's fixie is way over geared, more of a track gearing, so he had me on the downhill, but I got him every time on the climbs. About half way the ladies opted for a shorter route back and us guys did the full ride. We still got back to the parking lot before the ladies and Russ headed home. Ken and I practised our trackstands while we waited for them to show. He almost got it going in reverse and he can hold a trackstand longer than I can. The ladies rode in a few minutes later and we chatted for a while and then went our separate ways.