Speaking of Biking . . .

I don’t know if I mentioned this earlier, but I’ve added bicycling to my own exercise routine. I still love rollerblading, but it’s so weather dependent (you want the path to be really dry and relatively clear of twigs and leaves, etc.) that I was losing too much outdoor exercise time to weather. Yes, I walk Captain Jack every day, but that’s not the same thing.

Regular bikes hurt my back, but last winter I took advantage of a sale to buy a recumbent bike. I love it! There was a definite learning curve in riding it: the balance and steering feel very different from a regular bike, but after a while I got the hang of it, and now I get out on it at least as often as I do on skates. Here’s what it looks like:

It’s low slung, and I do feel a little vulnerable riding on the street with it. But practically all the riding I do is on the bike path that starts two blocks from our house, and goes for eleven miles, so mostly I’m off the street, anyway.

If you hear a ding behind you, that could be me! Passing on your left!

 

0 Responses

  1. Cindy Lee Molnar
    | Reply

    My neighbor has one and loves it, too! Enjoy!

  2. jfowen.com
    | Reply

    I've seen the "trikes" and those look interesting. Yours has two wheels. How difficult is is to maintain balance when you're starting off?

  3. Jeffrey A. Carver
    | Reply

    Kind of scary at first. Getting started from a stop is probably the hardest thing to get used to, especially in traffic. But then you get the knack of it, and you just walk it (from a sitting position) enough to keep your balance while you get your feet to the pedals. It helps to be in a low-ish gear when starting up.

  4. bikingamerica
    | Reply

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

Post your comment before you lose your train of thought. (Mine already left the station.)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.