I am onto my second week of riding to work by bicycle! It is not a far ride, only 10km but enough to get the blood flowing and heart rate up. For those who don't know my past and have only seen me in the environment of The Hub Bicycle Shop, I used to ride everywhere by bicycle. I really had little use for a car except to get me to places to ride my bicycle. So fast forward, 12 years of business and 3 kids later, bicycle commuting is a whole new experience. I have to make sure I hide shinny things from our three year old, have everything for the day packed while 3 happy kids try and tell me stories and then regain my fitness to make the ride in. So far, it has been a success!
My ride is an older Bianci mountain bike with Shimano Deore 7spd thumb shifters. I put a full fender set, new bell and seat on it and I am loving this as my go anywhere bike. I am not afraid to lock it up, its purple and blue, so would be thieves think its ugly, but I know the true value of my new friend.
As the coming winter sets in, I plan to share my stories, listen to yours and experince a great time on a bicycle! Why not pull out your bicycle and try a ride in, if you do not all ready! Have a great weekend.