Hi everyone, long time no see!
It's been ages since I've been here - is anything new? Can someone provide me with a quick summary of what I missed? I think my last post was sometime in November, 2012.
Anyway, a lot has happened to me which is hard to summarize, so I'll skip to the main part of the story. I currently live in Poway, CA (having left Pitcairn Island months ago), but I'm about to move, in September, to Reno, Nevada. I visited on vacation recently and fell in love with the mountains, Lake Tahoe, the lack of a state income tax, the lower cost of living, etc.
I haven't biked in forever. In fact, tonight I had a major and very pleasant surprise. I was out in my shed seeing if there was stuff I could discard before the move. At the front of the shed I've kept my grocery / utility bike, and for the life of me, I thought that was all I had. I had a distinct memory of selling my road bike during a time when expenses were high and funds were low.
So there I am, moving boxes around, and at the back of the shed I see a tiny portion of a tire. Huh? What's that? Oh - it's probably just a spare tire for the grocery bike. Let's pull out a few boxes and have a look.
No! No! NOOOO! It's NOT a spare tire - it's Mrs. Jones! My gorgeous carbon fiber way over my head lighter than a feather beautiful WHITE bike! The one I thought I'd sold! Woohoo! I still have her in my life!
So my question is "How's the cycling in Reno?" I know I'm not ready for the mountain roads, but what about around town? Anyone know?
After letting myself go for a year or two, I finally started eating right and talking long (hilly) walks here in Poway, and in the last two months, I've dropped 18 pounds and 6.5" around my waist. (Don't ask my starting numbers...) So while I'm not bike-fit, I'm not completely out of shape either.
Anyway - Reno comments?