Monday, March 18, 2013

My First Bike Ride in Over A Year

It's hard to believe it's been over a year since I last rode Lucy or any bike. I had even sold my stationary one to try to save my salon. Good thing I'd been going for walks.
I was cleaning up the storage and found poor Lucy neglected. She was covered in dust and shrouded in cobwebs. Her tires were flat and she was a shadow of herself.

Can you see the web?

Lots of dust!

It took two days to clean her up and get her functional again but it was worth it. She shines like the star she is.

All clean and ready!

I took her out to see how she handled this morning and it was great. Only a few things need tweaking. I was only going to go for a mile, but ended up going a mile and a half.
For the first quarter I didn't think my knee would take it. It felt tight and painful, as though the tendons would break. Then suddenly it relaxed and felt better than it has in a long time.
We went slow at an average speed of 8 mph, but it felt like flying and I was grinning like an idiot. Every time we hit a bump her bell chimed in joy and I would smile harder.
I didn't want to go home, but my butt was starting to hurt and the rear brake was squealing a bit.
Today I'm going to make a few adjustments and tomorrow I'm going to do it again! I can't wait!


  1. Easy does it! such a pleasure to be out on 2 wheels. BE VISIBLE - Grow eyes in the back of your helmet!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
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  2. How wonderful. And I hope you are not too stiff tomorrow. Take it easy, but have fun.

  3. Good that you had a bonding time with Lucy again after a year. Indeed, Lucy needs a revamp, so carry on and do not forget to share the improvements you made for her. :)