Thursday, January 17, 2013
I picked up my bicycle last Monday. Here it is--
It’s a Raleigh Detour 3.5 in silver. I had to wait for a 19” frame to be ordered. I am so glad I went to a bike shop instead of trying to buy a used bike from Craig’s list. They were good about listening to my needs—easy to ride, easy to shift, comfortable. This is a hybrid, something I didn’t even know existed, but it really fits the bill.
I took it for a short ride around the park on the first day.
You can see that Mike is much more interested in taking pictures of scenery than of me on my bike.
I have taken longer rides each day. I love it!
Now I will need to get a basket. (I do have a helmet). I told Mike that I would not get the skin hugging biking clothes, but now I see where ordinary cotton shorts could chafe on a long ride. Well, anyway it will take me a long time to work up to a really long ride. It’s very easy to ride, but I do noticed my legs are rubbery when I stop.
Today was rainy--the first time since we have been here really. Red tide has hit the beaches so we are hoping some stormy weather will blow it away. We went out for lunch and then I spent the afternoon working on a quilt top.