And I'm back just in time for... cottonwood season. The fuzz is a'flyin' out on the bike path, although it's also the right time of year for the peppery smell that comes from wild grape budlets. \o?
I've lost quite a bit of conditioning, so biking is a lot more work now than when I left off. Still, I was able to ride about 10 "speed" miles Saturday and 13 today. But guess what I found out, now that I'm semi-wimpified? I tried to upshift for a hill that's on the way home, and I discovered that there is no place to shift TO. The chain ring on this new bike is not a triple! This is the first time in about thirty years that I've ridden a bike without a third chain ring. I just never noticed before. :O
So, I'm going to have to take the bike in for an estimate on a new chain ring this weekend. While I dig my way toward stronger legs.
Still, I'm able to ride again. The last couple of days have been BlastFurnacetm weather, but it's cooling off again starting tomorrow. Please, let spring stay a little longer!