I added a handlebar mirror to my bicycle, and today was my first day riding with it. I have to say that I’m not too happy with it.
The image is only clear when I’m riding on perfectly smooth pavement
I can’t lean the bike against a wall on the left side anymore because of the mirror
California Blvd, between Palm St and Phillips Ln, is one of the steepest hills in San Luis Obispo. (Map here.) I climbed this hill today on my bicycle for the first time. I was fairly winded when I got to the top, but it wasn’t so bad that I had to stop. This is quite [...]
I did a fair amount of riding around town on Monday (rode to the power company as well as work). On Tuesday, I rode to the gym for the first time. At the gym, I played basketball for the first time in a year. I then rode to work, and later rode home.
On Wednesday morning [...]
I rode my new bicycle to work for the first time today. While riding down my street, a cager almost struck me while backing out of his driveway; he only stopped after I yelled “WHOA!” at him several times. I think for commuting in town, I’m going to need an airhorn; this one looks promising. [...]
I just acquired a new bicycle: a Redline Conquest with some modifications (straight handlebar, etc.) to be more beginner- and commuting-friendly. My plan is to ride the bicycle to work and to the gym, because I badly need more cardio exercise.
This morning, I took the bicycle out for my first ride. I rode up a [...]