Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Commuting end, and new bike
The commute to work is most likely done for th season, but who know for sure. The trade off is going to the Y for some weight and cardio training. Riding bikes just did not do anything for the weight. Also, there are lots of road bikes lugging around some very big bellies which reinforces the need to do something else to get and stay trim.
A new bike is also in the works. REIs Novara Randonee looks like the one. Trek's 520 and Fuji's touring bike, and lastly the Bianchi Volpe, are also outside possibilities.
It will be steel and it will be a touring bike. The touring bug has bitten and the virus is dormant for now but no doubt will re-emerger in the spring.
Unless things change, one of the rides next summer will be the Erie Canal towpath from Buffalo to Albany. That can be done by taking a minimum of vacation days bracketing a weekend. A motel tour, carrying a tent just in case.
Reading***** "Skinny Legs and All" by Tom Robbins
An Arab and a Jew open restaurants across from the UN...... It's not the opening line of a joke, but the book is as funny as your imagination takes you from the line.