Well if we have to compare dark sides I'm sure there are people that will ride a recumbent before they would ride fixed. Of course there are probably plenty of folks that would ride fixed before they would ride a recumbent. I think we can all agree that the darkest side of all would be a fixed recumbent. Anyway.......
Okay, today I went on my first extended ride. About 25 miles. When I started out it was fairly cool. About mid 80's when I was done it was 97 with a heat index of 104. I felt like my butt was run through a wringer. Toward the end I kept having to remind myself that I couldn't just coast anymore and I was annoyed. Still the first part was fun. First thing I did was go to Performance Bike Store about three miles from my place to get a spanner so I can keep the lock ring snugged down.
Then I went on a couple more errands and decided to hit the closest thing we have to rolling terrain here in Houston.
First shocker. was this "reverse hill". The U lock kinda started swinging around and before I knew it both feet were out of the toe clips. Fun times!
I ended up in China. Actually this is some kind of Taipei Trade Association. I decided I would get Confucous to bless my bike.
Here's a better look at my bike with Buffalo Bayou as a back drop. It's a SE Draft. As you can see I changed the placement of my U lock after it got in my way again while I was sprinting through an intersection. Here I was riding Terry Hershey Park between Beltway 8 and Kirkwood.
A fairly flat section of the MUP. It was pretty empty. I think the heat, a lack of riding after I broke the spokes last time, anf having the Giant Cypress stolen plus not really being used to fixed really did me in.
Can't wait to ride again tomorrow.
Last edited by Tex_Arcana; 07-22-09 at 02:49 PM.