Sunday, December 2, 2012
Keeping The Gears Turning
If today’s weather had been more typical of Dec. 2, then I might have been tempted by the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin’s annual bike swap at UW-Milwaukee. But really I don’t need much right now; on Friday I received a couple of cassettes I had ordered, and this week I will receive a nice flat handlebar to replace one that is too wide and too heavy. With the new parts installed the 29er should be ready for early spring training. It will get a new chain, new cables and new cable housing before the racing season begins.
Tomorrow I will add weight to a couple of my home gym exercises. That’s always a good feeling. But my treadmill is in rough shape and I’m not sure I should still be using it. It’s 15 years old and the belt is disintegrating. I don’t know whether replacing the belt is a good investment. I use the treadmill only 15-20 hours per year now that I have a bike trainer and a greater willingness to exercise outside during the winter—whether riding, hiking, or snowshoeing. The treadmill is a nice thing to have for a change of pace, but I don’t use it for serious training.
Posted by Dave Hanrahan at 5:00 PM