And, speaking of getting out with a camera, here are a few shots from today's bike ride!!
My first stop was the transit center. Those familiar with my recent exciting life know that my wrecked car has left me dependent on the bike and then the local transit. The system here sucks, but in the past week I've tried to get familiar enough with it to get around, so this stop let me get needed schedules and stuff.
A coupe angles on a nice sunny day:
Now, if I say the ride there was pretty "easy", that should raise some red flags to bike riders used to riding in "terrain" -- especially since this town is in a river valley where there is a slow but steady slope down to the river, and I'm relatively close to the river.
It was OK to my next stop, a few upward slopes but not to bad, but this little neighborhood park was there and I decided to grab a couple shots:
But, to my dismay it was all uphill from there -- maybe only half a mile or so, I don't know, but I exhausted myself and then resorted to walking the bike a couple of times after virtually collapsing.
No pictures of that part! Maybe if I had one of the helmet cams
Eventually I really do hope to get in shape for this stuff!
Oh, and tomorrow my friend is planning on coming over with some brake pads, and maybe, just maybe my cranky brake noises will go away!!!
Hmm...should I celebrate with a POTN strap