almost died from my second commute
finally made it back home. wohoo.
I live in the appalachia and decided to bike to walmart. not too bad, only 5 miles one way.
Little did I know how bad the hill will turn out to be. I just got back into this and i guess I am not that in shape. A 10" hill, which I can usually cruise through with cars, became juggernauts.... some of the uphills looked like they are 20".
Even worse, when it finally gets to the down hill part I couldn't just let my bike go. the cars' brake works way better and with the speed i get I would be barely be able to stop eventually, let alone not hitting anything in front of me. so i had to walk those on the side. Wah wah all work no fun.
Dont have a rack yet so i put the groceries in my backpack. bad idea.
anyway stuck to it and made it back home. people are pretty nice around here except this one dude cut right in front of me to go on a highway ramp. oh well, lesson learned.
Last edited by CenturionIM; 06-10-12 at 02:41 PM.