Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Road Biking

A few weeks ago I became the proud owner of a Giant road bike.  It was a bit of leap of faith since I bought it on ebay.  I had it tuned up by the fine folks at Bike Barn and checked for proper fitting.  I do think I could adjust the seat just a bit but it is a nearly perfect fit.  On our maiden ride I was struggled to get up hill (sine I couldn't figure out how to use the gears) and was terrified of going down hill.  It reminded me a lot of when I attempted to xc ski for the first time.  (overestimating my skills) This week I decided east from Lion Park, which is far flatter than the west direction.

It didn't take me very long to start to feel comfortable on the bike.  I wasn't sure how long I'd ride for but it was a gorgeous day.   The trail was busy, but not crazy, it was easy to move around other cyclist and I kept cruising along until I reached my former stomping grounds in Cohoes.  Once I hit that end, I went down a few blocks to my favorite little park in Cohoes.

After a short break, I turned it around and started heading back towards my car.  I stopped a few times to enjoy the views. My only regret was going without a few bucks to grab an ice cream at either stewarts or le page, which would have made the day even more perfect.  I love being outdoors, and I am excited to add this hobby into the mix, now I just need to get comfortable enough to ride with traffic. 

1 comment:

  1. We can bike together soon! As soon as I figure out how to clip in without falling over from a standstill.