I've done most of my riding this year on either my '88 Trek 820 Mtn. bike
which I've Geeked into a commuter and my '07 Sun EZ Sport which is a
somewhat heavy long wheelbase recumbent cruiser. I enjoy both
bikes a lot and they serve their purposes quite well.
Yesterday I pulled the '91 Schwinn 354, an aluminum racing/road bike, off the
garage wall and took it for a spin. WOW! It cut into the wind like a knife through
butter. I was able to visit all the hills in my area, that I normally have to
gear way down on, and remind them who was the boss. We, the bike and I,
flew up those suckers. Once I got along the lakeshore with the wind at my back,
we flew along the flats in excess of 20mph from Braddocks Bay all the way
to the Genesee (about 5 miles).
By the end of the 30 mile ride my wrists hurt, my thumbs hurt (damn arthritis),
my neck was starting to get sore...but my spirits were soaring. If I only take
that baby out once a year it will still be worth hanging onto it. This afternoon's
ride (if there's time for one) will either be on the 'bent or my '01 Raleigh C-40
hybrid...but no doubt I'll have flashbacks to yesterday's ride at least once during