demi0urgos (demi0urgos) wrote,

I'm a little tea-pot, short and stout,

Here is my ride:
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Here is my route,

When I get to El Monte, hear me pout,
"Give me a push while I pass out!"

This first thing out of my roommates mouth when I brought this upstairs was, "Are you going to repaint that thing?"

No.  It's gray.  It's always been gray, it will always be gray.  I bought the most boring looking bike for a reason: I want to keep it.

After 7 months of no bike, I finally returned to two wheels.  I bought something explicitly to get me from Redwood City to Muppett Field without a bus or train.  I am also entertaining the idea of riding from Muppett Field to Foothill College, and then from College to home (thankfully, 80% down hill.)  The whole route is 29 miles long and 626 feet of climbing.

Got my ride yesterday and set it up last night. Today, I tried my route, my whole route, and nothing but my route (so help me DOG) and let me say, my route and my ride are a fantastic match.  The big challenge was getting a single speed bike up El-Monte, which is 500ft of climbing over 8 miles.  I only wanted for a tooth or two, and considering I've been off bikes for 7 months, I am sure those teeth won't matter in a month, and in three, I may be losing teeth and getting up hill just fine.

The rest of the ride, I hit top speed pretty quickly, so I am going to be working to lose some teeth quickly.

It's been 11 years since I rode a road bike, and it's been 7 years since I rode out of the saddle (my last bike SUCKED out of the saddle, but was awesome on it) so I'm in for a rough couple months as I reconfigure my body to climb hills.  This is body building by Fro.  That's just how it goes.

Over all, though, I am very happy with my ride and my performance considering my extended hiatus.  It will be a while before I do a "production" run, though.  One, because I need my car Monday and Wednesday and, two, because I have school Monday and Wednesday, I'll have no chance.  So I am going to work Thursday and Friday, so I will ride those days between Muppett Field and Home.

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