It's a new year and time once again to give a new look to this blog. New graphics and colors. Same bike writer!

This blog is created not only to track my own progress on my biking journey but it is intended to also assist others who have either osteo or rheumatoid arthritis or both like I do. I hope as you read about the progress I have made that it gives you inspiration and hope that you can overcome the dibilitating effects of these conditions.

If your doctor agrees that you should be capable of expanding your limits read on and don't be afraid, just listen to your body and give it challenges. Biking is a great non-impact form of exercise and greatly enhances flexibility and range of motion.

It's not a substitute for Doctor visits, taking your meds or otherwise getting off your health plan but it auguments what your Doctor does for you and can give you a better quality of life. Go for it!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Saturday April 9, 2011 Quandry

Test riding today. New bikes that is, right now torn between Trek Navigator 2.0 WSD and Specalized Expedition Sport. Both bikes are a dream to ride and feel like they can roll forever effortlessly. I love the bike I have but it's a bit too big for me and I am certain that the size of it has been the cause of many of my falls.

Right now I am leaning toward the Specalized because of the geometry of the bike, the seat angle puts the cranks out front so the rider can be closer to the ground without sacraficing leg extension, plus this takes a lot of pressure off the knees. The Trek is a tad bit more aggressive and feels a bit sportier but the erognomic grips on the Specalized take a lot of the strain off my wrists. I also like the color scheme of the Specialized better too.



  1. What a lovely problem to have, though!

    Good luck choosing, they both look as if they will be fine on trails and the suspension seatposts will be cushy (do check that you have the height set right as they'll squish a bit when sat on, and you need to make sure that you can still pedal comfortably). Looking forward to reading more about whichever one you choose!

  2. It is indeed a lovely problem to have, thanks for the tips about the suspension seatpost.