Monday, October 8, 2007

A New Bike

I did something today that I haven't done since maybe I was ten. I bought a brand new bike. The last new bike I bought got stolen out of my back yard. I have had a few bikes over the years but they were always hand me downs (even as an adult). Columbia has bike trails all over and we are very close to the Katy Trail so I have wanted a bike.
I bought a mountain bike, but not a real high tier one. I want one that I can ride in the neighborhood but also take on a few moderate trails. Got a Gary Fisher "Mako." Don't know what that means but the bike fit my budget and does what I want it to do.
I rode it tonight and discovered just how out of shape I have become. I have probably gained 10 pounds since last May. I rode the bike for about two miles (with one pretty decent hill) and I was gassed. Got to go everyday now.
Now, I've got to make room for my weights in the garage and I will be set.
Where's MT and Jonny Rocket when I need them?


Legitquestions said...

Congrats on the new bike. I bought a mountain bike a few months ago to work on some adventure racing teams, and I understand the out-of-shape feeling. Good luck on your goal to ride everyday, and have fun; you really are in an ideal location for the activity.

Crave The Word said...

I stole your bike and sold it for $20 to one of the Wilbur boys.


billy v said...

I know you got my bike, Francis, give it back!