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!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A simple training ride

Simply beautiful spring day. Warm not hot, sunshine, mild winds. Perfect day for a ride too bad there were time constraints to deal with but I got 5.83 miles in.

Today I finally broke down and added a water bottle cage to my bike. Sounds like a no-brainer, oh but it is. I'm not a do-dad person for items on my bike and have been resistant to adding one. The new bike came with a frame that was set up to accept one, had pre-drilled holes and mounting hardware but..but...but...it was still hard to put it on. The beautiful and graceful curves of the frame suddenly felt like they grew a wart. Well, let's see if I get used to it or not. Otherwise - off with it!

1 comment:

  1. :( I felt like that when the mudguards (fenders) went onto my Marin. They were such a wise choice functionally, but completely changed the looks of the bike and not for the better. Is there any design of bottle holder or bottle that might make you happier? My poor vanilla Marin now has grey/black grips, a red pump, silver fenders, black seatpost and saddle. Plus purple panniers and an ugly basket mount. I'm trying to resist a pink bottle holder too. By contrast the Spesh is pure black and white (I learned my lesson).