|short ride today, partial credit
||[Jul. 4th, 2016|03:19 pm]
Judy Anderson (yduJ)
I was underwhelmed by the lake today -- it's too windy to waterski but not windy enough to windsurf. (Saturday it was awesome for windsurfing, but I've kind of forgotten how so there was a lot of wallowing when there should have been speeding.) Normally under these circumstances, I take a bike ride. However, looking at my rims again, really, I'm lucky I'm alive after last Tuesday's ride. So, no biking til the new wheels come in.
Another option is that Valerie has a recumbent trike she bought ages ago, and mostly is used by guests, though occasionally she rides it. It will take a while to adjust because the rack has to come off to move the seat back further.
So Ken offered that I could try his bike. Well, in actuality, it took about as long to adjust it as it would be to adjust the trike, and now he has to put it back before he rides to the train station tomorrow morning. So, really it wasn't an efficient plan. However, it was fun. Now I know that an above-seat steering recumbent would be OK, though I definitely prefer my under-seat steering.
He and I have the same brand of bike computer, so I stuck mine in his holder, and off I went. But wait! His wheel is larger than mine! So, the computer thought I went 147cm for each wheel revolution, when I actually went 205! So, the 3.5 that it recorded is really more like 5...