Last fall a group our friends pitched in and bought me a bike.
I didn't write much about it, mostly because there ended up being a bunch of problems with that bike that were only completely solved a couple of weeks ago. Yeah, it had some issues.
A week or so ago, I bought another bike, so Lizzie and I can do this together. Got it, and took it to one of the local bike shops to have it put it together. First of all, for all my local friends, I highly recommend Bicycles Plus. Great guy running it, very helpful, very affordable.
I am in, probably, the worst shape of my life. I put on weight over the winter, and I was too heavy before.
Last night, I rode that bike (trike actually) home. A bit under a half mile. That is the furthest I have ridden any sort of self-powered vehicle in longer than I can clearly remember.
It was wonderful. My legs are a bit rubbery today, but I feel marvelous. I intend to get on it every day that I can. Probably just around the block for a bit. If I get going, I am going to have gears put on it, to help on those non-flat areas.
This weekend, we're going to adjust the bike from last year to fit Lizzie. And we're going to start in the long ride to get us both back into shape.
It felt so good, that short ride. So good.
I used to spend hours on my bike back in my teens and twenties. I want to get back to that. I'm tired of being tired all the time. I'm tired of what that does to me (and I will post about that later today, or over the weekend). It's been a dark time for me. Time to head back to the light.
This was originally posted on Dreamwidth, after which it wandered out to various other sites. Feel free to reply where ever you want. I should still see it.