Having a good bike is amazing. Last week, for the first time, I was able to keep up with the uphill 13.5mph green wave on Valencia… with ease!
And today I rode to CPMC Pacific Campus (where I’m doing my hospital volunteering for school and such) in 30 minutes… less time than it would have taken on the BART + shuttle bus. And it was easy.
And here’s a shout-out to the guys at Pedal Revolution who set me up.
yes! bikes rock, cycle more, drive less.
lights and helmet? I know those can be contentious in various cycling circles, but as a daily commuter in boston, I’d strongly encourage them.
I contend that if you don’t have lights and a helmet, you’re an idiot. :-)
Oh, I guess that answers my earlier question! LOVE LOVE LOVE Pedal Rev. The used bikes they put up on their blog makes me want to get one but then I’m wracked by indecision and the whole thing is a mess of coveting…
Anyway, yes helmet (I have a sweet new shark-diving one from nutcase!), yes lights (charging the batteries for mine right now at my desk!) and NO HEADPHONES EVARRRRR!!!! Can’t tell you the number of idiotic moves I see out there committed by folks that just can’t hear what’s going on. Ugh.
Here’s a little update on the “easy” part from my post.
Today both my knees are a little tingly. Not sore but “tingly”. Maybe I’m just not used to riding so fast (I often pushed hard and drove at the speed of traffic). Maybe that’s the sensation of my body building better, stronger, faster parts. Or maybe my legs are going to fall off.
I hope it all works out!
Ok, both my knees have been tingling all day. It’s really starting to bug me. Walking to class felt a little weird. I borrowed some ice packs from Laurie and I’m icing my knees right now. :-(
Update: I drove the route and verified that the wave is 13.5 mph from 16th st to 24th st, not 15mph like I originally thought.