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Friday, September 30, 2005

Hitting the trail again!

No, I have not given up riding my bike. However, it has been nearly a week since I was on the saddle. Monday morning I took the bike in to my favorite bike shop, Sunshine Cycle Shop. Unfortunately, I needed to have quite a bit of work done. So, the bike was not ready for me until yesterday.

Then last night my job called me away to a special convocation at Bob Jones University where the Chief Justice of the Fourth Circuit Court, William Wilkins, was speaking. You can read about it here. So, I had the bike, but I didn't have the time.

Tuesday evening I ran so that I wouldn't lose the stamina I had gained. I discovered that the muscles you use for riding are not the same as you use for running! Still, my heart and lungs got a good work out so I think I will be able to thrash the trails without skipping a beat.

Oh yeah, I had the wheels trued, the rear deraileur straightened, and the brake pads and shifting cables replaced. Ah, now I hear that sweet little "tick, tick, tick" that you hear when everything is aligned. Thanks Mike and the guys!

More good news. I remembered that Mike played around with Lambrettas. Now, I learn that Mike is a Vespa dude. He'll be a good contact should I run into trouble with my motorized bike.


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