My mechanical companion and time machine.
It got above freezing today, which, after weeks of being below freezing, makes 45 degrees feel like 75.
I didn’t even wear gloves this afternoon when riding to the coffee shop on my bicycle. I felt like that was a questionable decision on the way home at 5pm. 🙂
I love this bike! It’s a Gary Fisher brand. It has 8 speeds and internal hub shifting which means I can shift while stopped. It’s quite smooth. A little heavy but a comfortable ride. On the flat or on a slight decline it can really fly in the top gears. It feels like it is built pretty well and I like the classic lines.
There was still snow in the gutters and it was a little wet and messy in places but I’m glad I took it for a winter time ride.
On the way home, up some gentle inclines, I realized that I’m not in terrific biking shape right now. Bummer. I brought my spinner inside from the garage and we’ll see what we can do about that.
The sun was setting behind Shannon as she was test riding my bike, but there was a reflection that briefly illuminated her face as she passed a certain spot. Pure luck of lighting.