Friday, March 14, 2008

Back on the "X"

This was the week that I celebrated the coming of Spring by going for two challenging rides on my road/touring bike. But the bike to the right -- my Xtracyle -- is the one that got me through the winter. Today, I returned to that bike and went for a short ride at lunchtime (the pic is of the bike waiting outside a coffee place for me while I enjoyed a latte this afternoon). Later, I took advantage of the bike's incredible cargo-carrying capacity by loading it with $87 of groceries, including 7 liters of drinks, a gallon of cleaning bleach and a gallon of vinegar. It handled it without a problem.

Even though I expect that the road bike will log by far more miles during Spring and Summer, I expect I will still turn to the "X" regularly. It's my "around town" bike.

I hope it will be the will of the Blessed Holy One that I will remain healthy in the coming months and will be able to enjoy many hours cruising through the Holy Creation on two wheels under the physical power that God gave me.

Shabbat Shalom.

1 comment:

SiouxGeonz said...

To my surprise, when I went to my mileage spreadsheet (over at so I could just filter for "xtra miles"), I had ridden *twice* as many miles on the Xtra as my 'fast' bike. All those little trips add up.