I’ve gotten in a little bit of a rut around exercise (see my recent posts on roller derby, any of them) so I decided to start biking to work again (which may just help me with endurance and my 27-in-5 goals). I pulled my mountain bike out of the shed, dusted it off and tested the brakes when – SNAPPO! – one of the brake cables gave out. One of the brake lines went slack and I couldn’t see how to fix it, so I said “eff this…I’m getting a new bike”! Actually, I’d been wanting a new bike for a while because my mountain bike wasn’t great for biking to work – it’s pretty heavy, and just slow and cumbersome. So after some advice and browsing, I came home from The Bike Gallery with this beauty, a brand new Trek Allant!
It’s a super sweet ride just perfect for the trendy bike commuter – fenders, large squishy seat for my bum, and angled grips to keep my hands from falling asleep. I sit all upright, like Mary Poppins, or more accurately, the Wicked Witch of the West. I breezed to work this morning and barely broke a sweat! Of course, the best part about a new bike is pimping it out with awesome accessories, like my new bike bell:
And just to share all the bicycling fun, here’s an ear-worm for you. Maybe you’ll be inspired to get your bike out, too! (Okay, so this is the official music video and there *might* be (or, more accurately, is) some nudity in it, but seriously, it isn’t any worse/better than the World Naked Bike Ride, held in Portland every year. Enjoy!)
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