Kathy on Gingerwood said she couldn’t wait until I blogged about cycling. So I figured I better start out with my bike! That I can’t ride for 5.5 more weeks — until after my ankle is healed. Sigh. I love this bike, it’s so smooth and graceful — and it leaps into action when I want it to! I got it on Feb 22, 2005 — after a 6 month wait — and I’ve ridden it every chance I’ve had since then. It’s a 2005 Trek Madone 5.2 SL, with Speedplay X pedals and a Specialized Dolce Ti seat. Size 50 cm. And it’s light as a feather — I never weighed it, but this puppy is light!
I love cycling, it gives me time to think. If I’m trying to figure out how to do something I go for a ride and ideas just pop into my head. And there’s nothing like the feeling that you get flying along under your own power. Especially the “no chain” days — those are the days when I’m pedalling but it doesn’t seem like I have a chain — no resistance — like I’m riding a magic carpet.
And the more I ride, the more chocolate I can eat — guilt free!