I'm back ( to riding and here) after a couple of years. My factory closed I had to move for the new job. Getting the house put back together and stress of new job I just got away from riding. I was up to where I could take off and ride 15-25 miles before. Well we are settled in, but I have been having major back problems. I have been seeing the chriroprator for a couple of months . He is helping ,but I'm not there yet. I was thinking the other day that the bike was what really helped the last time I had this problem . I dug out the four bikes I brought and started cleaning them up. I also picked up a raleigh bike I think is one of the bikes made to compete with store brands back in the ten speed craze. The new place has tough hill to get back to the house I can hit 35mph coasting in my f150 in less than a quarter. I have made the trip up the road to the end 1/4 mile, back down past the house to the next road 3/4 mile and back to the house 1/2 mile .(all most any way) By the time I get back I am out of breath and puffing like a steam engine .. But I feel better and the back doesn't hurt as bad
So here my plan I'm going to tune the garage sale raleigh throw it in the back of the truck stop at a county park on the way home ride the inner loop for a while then go to the outer loop and work at the hill on my road . The inner loop is just over a mile the outer loop is all most eight I got the raleigh for $5 so if some one takes it out of my truck I'm not out much.
Goals: get back to stop hurting . get wind back ,enjoy being out .lose a little weight