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May. 13th, 2017 06:14 pm
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So... cardio has been really hard to acquire and maintain with thrice-weekly runs the past couple of years. And I have this university job on a campus where they're trying to discourage excessive car use (in no small part because the parking infrastructure is twenty pounds of shit in a ten-pound bag). And, based on Dad's example, my joints aren't gonna hold up to running indefinitely. And I've been looking for other ways to stay less-unfit.

So I bought myself a bicycle.

I think the last time I was on a bike was 1992. I probably didn't ride more than a dozen times after I got my driver's license (which may explain why my junior year cross-country season, when I didn't have a car, was far more successful that my senior year...).

This has the potential to be an epic debacle. The eventual intent is commuting. I'm definitely gonna have to build up to that. I did a 3.5-mile test ride around the neighborhood this afternoon. I didn't fall off but I wasn't exactly displaying laser-like precision, either.

On the plus side, holy shit, an aluminum-frame bike is a lot lighter than anything I remember. 24.2 pounds for this thing. And these indexed shifters that have become a thing in the past 25 years beat the hell out of the old ratchety ones.

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