Saturday, June 18, 2005

Fixed bike and a ride!

Got the bike back from the bike shop, and the frame is all fine, it got a bit of a service and has a spanky new wheel. It's got a few less spokes than the last wheel which makes it go faster or something...

The bike got it's revenge on the car last night though. I went for a ride in the morning, put my bike up on some boxes at about 2pm I guess where it seemed nice and secure, and about 9pm last night it just decided to throw itself at the car and scratch some of the paint off the car. Sigh.

The ride yesterday morning was great though. We aimed to meet at 9:30am, but it was probably closer to 10 by the time we got away. We just went for a nice easy 35k ride from Kaleen out to Hall and back via Gungahlin. It was a nice day, perfect for cycling, and we could see the snow on the mountains in the distance. Very pretty.

My heart rate averaged 146 which is a bit high, but given that I haven't done any exercise in a while, I guess that's to be expected. I'm also going to either get an extra chain ring or some bigger cogs on the back. Getting a couple of bigger cogs will be cheaper, but the extra chain ring will give me more gears and makes hills easier, and therefore won't get my heart rate quite so high. Mmmm decisions...

2 comments:

Aki said...

Congrats on a good ride, yesterday was pretty good to be out there! If your ever planning to head out past Gungahlin again and need some water or something, you can drop by. :)

ewen said...

'Bike attacks car!' Yes, by 10 Saturday morning the weather was great! A very clear view of Telecom Tower from the brindys. Saw a few cyclists out enjoying it on the drive home.