Since I broke a spoke yesterday on my main ride, I pulled out my road bike after work for its first ride of the year. Â It was covered in spider webs and dust from the recent remodeling work going on in the house and garage. Â After pumping up the empty tires, my trip began.
I didn’t have much time between work and a 7:00 appointment, so I took a quick half hour route around the block another way – Newman Road to Sharon Chapel, on to SR26, south on 325W/350W, then Division Road back home.
I had forgotten that the hard, narrow seat on my black Trek is not very comfortable when wearing street clothes. Â I felt every bump, along with the seams in my khaki shorts, throughout the ride.
While my legs complained over the one large and several small hills in the first half, I started getting a rhythm by the time I left the highway. Â As usual, I felt pretty good when I got back.
The latest forecast calls for cold temps over the next few days, so the rides may be shorter, but they will still happen. Â The bike shop said they may have my wheel fixed tomorrow.