Nothing new and special to report, just the normal daily goings on. I normally try to keep to a topic, but tonight am going to ramble about various bike things in my life.
My favorite gear is worn out! This is very sad to me. I loved that gear and rode in it nearly 95% of the time. I am on a strict budget, so am not in the market to buy a new cassette or gear currently. What does this mean? Well, I ride in a lower gear and push it harder. I rode home from Bici today (where the bad news was given) and it was hard.
Why not just convert to a Single speed?, you ask. Well, I like having gears. For instance, say we are riding 45 miles on a million zillion hills…gears are awesome then. Perhaps one day I will make the switch, but for now I am perfectly happy with my options.
New website: Bike Shop Girl. From the website, ” Every bike shop doesn’t have the knowledge or advantage of having an experienced woman on staff to aid you in learning your way through the cycling experience. That is what Bike Shop Girl is for. Please ask questions and go through the archives in your hunt to be safer, stronger and comfortable on a bike.” I have perused it and think it could be a great resource for women just starting out. I also really enjoy her Twitter.
I have started the 100 push ups program. I recently noticed that despite my fabulous (seriously!) legs, my arms and midsection could be tighter and stronger. It seems I am not the only one with T.Rex syndrome. With my 30th Birthday (and an alleycat to celebrate) it is high time to fix this. Today was day one. I feel tired but good. Between this and riding the new gear, I wonder how I will feel come morning. Yikes! I hope that a stronger core and upper body will help me ride stronger and with better form.
Not drinking as many beer could also help…
Do any of you have an upper body routine to help with riding? I hate gyms, and this has an iPhone App!