Just wanted to post a picture of my bike and tell about my ride today. For those that read my last thread, yes it was my tire pressure that was the issue so needless to say I will be checking it prior to each ride now. As for the brakes I followed some youtube university advice. I adjusted the barrel tensioners a little and washed the contact surface of my wheels.
Today I did 5.5 miles, it was a nice day to ride. I am tempted to go take another ride in a few minutes. My feet felt a little stressed...anyone ever deal with that? I am still nervous about leaving my neighborhood on the bike. There is a big park by my kids school I wouldn't mind riding to and touring on my bike but the traffic concerns me.
I also need to get an outfit that doesn't allow my shirt to pop out in the back all the time. It is distracting and I really don't want to moon traffic and neighbors hahaha.