Odometer on old bike on Jan 1: 725
Odometer on old bike now: 1284
Miles on old bike so far this year: 559
Miles on new bike before computer: 91 (Yay for marked trails!)
Total miles so far this year, pre-new bike computer: 650
Hey, not bad!
I got my new bike computer yesterday, so I thought I'd put the numbers somewhere easy to find them.
I rode 35 miles this morning, and can I just say, bonk.
I ate an orange a little over half way, and drank a couple liters of water (I carry 2, poured some over me, drank lots, refilled, poured more over me. I look like an idiot, but it feels nice!)
I'm still adjusting to the new bike; the drops are a little lower relative to the seat than my old, and my wrists get sore when I go very long. But I iced them, and now they feel nice and relaxed again.
The good news is that it's taking a little longer for them to get sore, so I think the core exercise thing is helping a little. And the saddle's feeling more comfortable at the same time, so I think the core thing and my legs getting used to the clipless is working.
The current fixation: chocolate ice cream. (I'm blaming Artemis because she talked about chocolate the other day, but really... to be fair, she didn't talk about chocolate ice cream. And yes, I'm also thinking lots about strawberries.)
I'm trying really hard to eat a good diet and lose weight, and get lots of exercise, which should make the losing weight thing work, right? It's summer! If I'm going to do it, summer is the time! (Lower stress, time to exercise, fresh veggies and such at the farmers' market.)
But I keep obsessing about chocolate ice cream.
If you hear about a random biker mugging an ice cream truck in the Northwoods, please send bail money!