I had a great time at the Bikeyface Bikenic, although it didn't seem like we had much overlap with the normal Women who Bike Brunch. There are so many bike events during that week, that a lot of people left early to go to other rides. Some cool bikes, some familiar faces, and a gorgeous day to hang out at the Boston Common.
Unfortunately the rest of the week was a bit of a blur, as I got sick and was out for a day or so. My boss joked that he could tell I was really sick because I went home early and didn't ride my bike- took the T instead. Feeling sick really drives home the need to protected infrastructure. I feel like if I can't ride my normal speed, or if I don't feel super alert, I am not as comfortable riding semi- vehicularly as I have to do on much of my route. When I feel weak and vulnerable, I long for a route where I can just relax and ride at a slower pace without worrying about car traffic so much!
recent post on VO saddles makes me wonder if this is just the way it is, and I may need to try different (wider) saddles :( I've been so comfortable with my Brooks B66 saddles on my city bikes, so I've never struggled with this kind of problem. And as I said, It's not a discomfort problem (so far, on less than 20 mile rides) but I just feel like I'm not sitting on the saddle as securely as I feel like when I'm on my B66's.
|Can't sit on a step through frame!
|Random red office chair sitting under a giant willow.
It's been gorgeous riding weather, but I've been doing stuff round the house mainly this weekend, fixing the gas grill igniter, doing yard work, and shampooing the carpets (whoo hoo!) Hope everyone else is enjoying their memorial day weekend so far, and getting more riding in than I am!