Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What I missed

The last couple weeks of warm weather have been great. It is still April, but the warm days are more frequent. I really like this time of year. You really appreciate the warm days when you get them.
I have been putting in a lot of miles on the bike. Well a lot of miles for someone that is trying to get back in shape after a year off. I have been riding stony and PLRA. The trails are in great shape, surprisingly good shape for this early in the season actually. I feel stronger with each ride and so far the knee is holding up. I just need to know my limits and stop if it starts to bother me.
The new bike is great. I dont miss the suspension at all. I feel like I am much more balanced and comfortable on the bike. Any doubts I had about the size are totally gone. I even got out on the SS road bike for the first time. I put it together over the winter but have been lazy about swapping out the gearing on it. I think it has a 54/17 or something. Too big to ride until the leg is feeling better, but I had to take it out for a spin. I really liked it. Just a simple ride. I cant wait to get more miles in on it.
The best part of being back on the bike is hanging out with friends on the trail and after. I really missed seeing a lot of people I spend so much time with every summer. Check out JB`s blog for some other pictures of PLRA a couple weekends ago.

I have a few projects in the works. More on those later...