I can’t believe I actually bought one. It’s been a few years since I’ve even been on one. I think the last time was at a party at Scott’s… I don’t even remember if I rode it very well… I’m sure I was drunk at the time.
Jenny and I went into a bike shop on Bathurst the other day so I could buy a light for my bike. I’ve been avoiding riding at night because of my lack of a light. I figured that it was about time that I picked one up. In the shop, there was this beautiful unicycle… I really don’t know how to descirbie how much I was attracted to it. It had a black speckled finish and had a nice fat tire. It was a 20″ Torker Unistar LX
I got the light and we left. Since then, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. On Friday, I found myself back in the bike shop asking about the price and if I could go for a test ride.
They almost went in to shock when they heard that I wanted to actually try it and that I hadn’t been on one for years. They figured I’d take one step on the thing and fall flat on my ass (or face). They made me wear a helmet. I was a little wobbly at first and the seat was too high, but I managed to stay on it and didn’t fall at all.
Well, I bought it and took it home. I didn’t have a chance to ride it again until today. I took it for a spin around the block and I can still ride even thought I need some practice. I find myself wanting to get the 26″ unicycle for ‘commuting’.
Check out the specs here.
I hit my first milestone on my bike this afternoon. I rode my first 100 km!
I know it’s only been a week or so (11 days 6 hours, 21 minutes) since I got the new bike and started riding again, but I can actually feel myself getting in to shape. I’m more flexable (I stretch before and after riding), stronger and I have more energy. Besides, the endorphins from riding are the best thing ever. Oh how I’ve missed them.
See my trip history here. They now includes route maps!
My Bike got stolen… again. I guess I deserved it. You see, last May, I rode my bike to work, locked it up outside and left it there for almost a year. Outside, alone, vulnerable.
I’ve been missing it the last couple of weeks so I decide to get off my ass, pick up my bike, get it tuned up and start riding again. I went to get it then there it was… gone! I’ll miss that bike. We rode over 2 thousand kilometers together including a nice ride to St. Catherine’s on a fine Saturday in 2001.
I realized that this was a terrific opportunity to buy a new bike. My old one was good but it was rickety and had some issues. I got very excited about having a shiny new bike. I spent Saturday afternoon researching and dreaming. So, earlier this afternoon, I became the proud owner of a Trek 6000 (see pic). I went for a ride today and holy crap am I ever out of shape. Hopefully the shiny new bike will get me excited enough to ride a lot this summer. I’m looking forward to it.
I’ve decided to post my rides on the net. Click here to see my biking log.