What icy wind?
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Flat, windy and (dry) cold, Saskatchewan.
Bikes: Cervélo Dual, old Pinarello Montello & older Miyata Alumicross
Flat out in Regina
Greetings from the near centre of North America. Where the wind blows, the cold sucks, the rain pours and, when the sun comes out it is quite lovely, actually.
Yes, the place name rhymes with angina and that's what it feels like pushing home against the wind.
On good days I ride an old, steel Columbus SLX Pinarello Montello with Ultegra "stuff". Great ride, never, ever lets me down especially around the carbon fibre jet set.
On other days and with family I take out my equally old and interesting Myata alumicross. It's fun to challenge the mountain bikers off road on what looks like a tired touring bike!
I'm back to cycling this year after carpel tunnel hassles, surgery, and self-pity kept me "indoors" for a couple of years. Good start so far --2,000+ KMs since late May.
What else? I've recently lost about 50 lbs worth of that self-pity (equal to two Schwinn 10-speeds and a Bianchi frameset, I reckon) so I'm still trying to get reaquainted to the body I had when I was in my twenties--now that I'm peeking into my forties. Strangely, my wife just giggles a lot about this change.
That's about it, lots more truly fascinating stuff, but I'm sure you can wait for the movie.