Saturday, January 24, 2009

On The Road Again!



I got back to commuting to work by bike last week after having to give it up while working a little overtime. And not only did I get back on the road, I got back on a new bike. This is a Jamis Commuter 3.0--a 2007 model that I got for a great price on the 'net. It's an 8-speed but you'll notice there is no derailer (you have to click the image to see the whole picture). It has a Shimano Nexus internal gear hub--similar to the old Sturmey Arcer 3-speed that came on the "English Racer" I got for Christmas in '63. I bulit the tailbox out of coroplast and the base/tail light mounts out of pvc. It's a blast to ride!

Workouts were a little spotty this past week. I was off Monday so I went for a walk that lasted about an hour and a half. But Tuesday I had a really bad allergy day--I was anchored to a box of Kleenex and felt miserable. So no exercise on Tuesday. Wednesday I played racquetball with Neal. In both games I fell way back early, fought back to make it a game, but lost in the end. I was suffering from an antihistamine hangover so I passed on a third game.

I commuted the last three days, and the ride home Friday was against a 20mph headwind. I was tired as hell and ended going to bed early.

I have a racquetball match scheduled for Monday--beyond that I hope to get in some weight workouts and maybe a run on the rower.

2 comments:

TrailGrrl said...

Hey Dave, followed your link from MDA site. Nice ride. My first road bike (which was way too big for me since I'm 5'0) was a Jamis.

My poor bikes sat unloved and unridden all summer. My goal is to do better this year about just getting on them and going. No triathlon training, just riding for fun.

Too far to commute to work, but they are building some walking paths and sidewalks to get to our new town square which is where they have the farmers' market and also they are building the new library.

TrailGrrl

TrailGrrl said...

Hey Dave, followed your link from MDA site. Nice ride. My first road bike (which was way too big for me since I'm 5'0) was a Jamis.

My poor bikes sat unloved and unridden all summer. My goal is to do better this year about just getting on them and going. No triathlon training, just riding for fun.

Too far to commute to work, but they are building some walking paths and sidewalks to get to our new town square which is where they have the farmers' market and also they are building the new library.

TrailGrrl