こんにちは。How’s it going? Today’s photo is a screen-grab from the GoPro video footage I took on today’s bicycle ride. The trail behind our house is a bit overgrown, but the trail is clear for walking and bicycling. It’s a lot of fun to ride, even though it’s very short.
If you have time, please check out the annotated video I made:
This evening Sophie’s chain broke just outside our house. We were just starting our ride when I heard a loud “ping” and then heard the chain slide to the pavement. 😲 I bet I didn’t secure the link I used to remove the chain earlier perfectly. It seemed pretty good though…
I went back into the garage and exchanged Sophie for Mango and headed out for my evening bicycle ride. Mango is such a great, comfortable bike now. The rear light is the only part that needs replacing. It has an annoying tendency to switch off when I go over a large bump or curb. Not good!
Anyways, please enjoy the video if you’d like to “ride along” with Mango and I!
One of the nice things about working from home is that I can go exercise on my lunch break. Today the weather was nice and cool so I decided to take Mango to the Brushy Creek Lake. It was really fun and I had so much energy!
Now that I have two bicycles, I have a decision to make each time I go for a ride. Do I take Mango or Sophie? Both are fun (their bicycles after all) but Mango (21 years old) is more comfortable, more reliable, and more practical because of the bags. Sophie (~49 years old) is faster and more exciting, but it’ll take a few more miles of riding with Sophie for me to feel more comfortable with her reliability. I love both of my bicycles!
It has been raining a lot the past couple of days, but today the storm paused for a few hours in the afternoon and I went out for a nice bicycle ride on Mango, my 2000 Kona Blast. It’s over 20 years old but it feels so modern as compared to my early 70s Peugeot that I am restoring.
It seems like I haven’t ridden the bicycle for a long time and I was worried that my legs would get tired soon, but I had plenty of energy and was able to power up the small hill near our house in a higher gear without much problem. I was also concerned that my neck would be sore because it has been bothering me for the previous week. I’m happy to say that I didn’t feel any discomfort in my neck. 😀
Also, I bought some new cycling gloves and they felt great! They are a vintage-style mesh fabric and leather style, and I bought them because this is the type of glove I wore when I rode my Peugeot bicycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles back in the 80s. These new ones have some padding which my old ones lacked so these are a lot more comfortable. In fact, I didn’t even notice them once while riding today which I suppose is a good thing.
Please enjoy the GoPro video I made of my bicycle ride if you have a few minutes. Have a great day!