Friday, August 28, 2009

I'm Coasting (not really)

Well, I did it. I finally purchased a bicycle! One that is big enough for me, has 24 speeds so I can commute to Grossmont College, and rides smoothly! It's a hybrid bike: part racing and part road bike. It has the racing handlebars and thinner tires so it moves more aerodynamically (more smoothly) and has a little heavier frame for durability (road bike). It's a 2008 model reduced to a great price! The shop we went to was very helpful. I even got a helmet that really fits well (for a big head - I mean a person with a large frame and a larger than average head size). I've been out getting back into the swing of biking the last two mornings (short rides because it's been hot, up in the 100's). I haven't ridden a bike I don't think since my 5th grade major bike crash landing me in Children's Hospital with dozens of stitches in my face. So, it's good to get back into riding and hopefully I'll be ready before long to take a practice ride up to the college (about 15 miles from home with a couple of pretty steep hills). My goal is to ride to school two days a week which will relieve car sharing and get me in shape!


Jocelyn Chappell said...

Congrats on your new purchase! I'm a bit biased, but cycling is probably the best sport ever. I think you're going to love the freedom and joy that comes from pedaling around on two wheels. Sounds like you got the right kind of bike for your needs.

Tamara Robertson Turner said...

Wow, Brent, that's great! I've been wanting to bike lately, but it's still too hot here.

Can you get a locker at grossmont's gym, that comes with shower privileges, too?

Brent said...

I don't know about the whole shower at Grossmont thing yet - I haven't looked into it yet - it's still too hot to actually ride to and from school.