Saturday, June 9, 2012
Tuneups and brussels sprouts
The "new" bike is in getting a tuneup, new tires, and fenders. This is the Pacific Northwest, after all, and I figure I won't mind having fenders the first time I'm riding in the rain. Today I took the bike to Kulshan Cycles, which comes very well recommended by everyone I asked. We discussed what happens to rubber when it gets old (it deteriorates, even when not used) and so at the very minimum I needed to replace the brake pads. I decided to go ahead and get new tires as well, even though the ones on the bike would probably be just fine for the amount of riding I'll be doing. But it seemed prudent just to replace them, too. I'll pick her up on Wednesday, and I'm really excited now!
Between the garden and bicycling, I hope I will have some time left over for skydiving and my regular workouts. I'm learning that gardening muscles are not the same ones as those I use for lifting weights. Now I understand what Annie at Elegant Blessings is talking about when she comes in from a long day in the garden. Of course, she's also got chickens and acres of land to worry about, while I've got just a teeny little plot. There is so much to learn! But I'm a willing student.