That's right, my bike is FINALLY in the shop. I took it in today for a full tune up. I don't think I've had it tuned up in at least two years so it really needed it. I also asked them to let me know what it would cost to put a disk brake on it. And I asked which wheel I should put the brake on since I'll only be getting one disk brake. Hopefully I'll get a call tomorrow and get the scoop. I'm so excited to have the derailers tuned up. I was always slipping in and out of gears. It was especially bad on uphills. I'd suddenly slip into a higher gear and nearly fall off the bike because I couldn't turn the pedals. They are supposed to clean it too which I'm excited about, the poor thing hasn't had a proper bath in years! While I was getting ready to go something funny happened. The rear fender which takes me a half hour to put on (it requires precision and strength..) would not come off! Usually it pops right off but it wouldn't budge. I was getting so mad at it I finally shook it like crazy and it came off.
Hopefully when I go to pick it up they can fit it to me and mark the seat post. It was pretty comfy the last time I rode but sometimes a centimeter or two is the difference between comfort and pain on rides longer than seven miles.
To my delight I heard some really great things about a rail trail that is about 20 min from my house. I guess it goes all the way out of town, down and around a lake. I think the boys and I will really enjoy that trail. Now if the last foot of snow would melt we could get started!
I know this post is a little disjointed but i'm just scribbling down my thoughts before my boys get tired of doing their puzzles. I'm also looking into some basic clothing for riding. I think a long sleeved silk underwear top and a jersey or lightweight running top and a compressible rain jacket will pretty much see me through the summer. There are some REALLY cute biking socks I want to get but I've been thrown into a quandary as to which shoes would go with them the best. The biggest question now is do I get the functional, sturdy Keen sandals for riding or the less expensive, cute, mary jane breathable shoes from LL. Bean?