Boring bike ride details behind the cut
My eventual goal is to be able to ride my bike to and from work each day, but I haven't been riding at all this year because my previous bicycle (the one that I broke my arm while riding) has been unusable. About a week and a half ago I bought a used BikeE recumbent bicycle from patcannon and I've been on three rides so far on it.
First ride - October 30, 2005
The first ride I wanted to stay mainly on the bike paths while I got used to the steering.
Second ride - November 4, 2005
For my second ride I went a little farther afield. Even though I was riding at 6:30 in the morning the traffic on 50th Street was still enough to make me nervous as I'm not completely comfortable with how the bike handles. On this ride I realized how out of shape I really am. Going up even small hills was enough to wind me and make my knees ache.
Third ride - November 5, 2005
The traffic at 7:30 on Saturday morning was much quieter than the previous day, which was something of a relief. Hills are still a problem, and I had to walk the bike up a couple of them and pause and rest on a couple of others.