Join Date: Jun 2010
Bikes: Nishiki Riviera GT touring ~1988, Univega Mtn Bike
Ron, you're definitely smarter than I am. I don't want to stand in line at PennDOT any more than absolutely necessary. I'll make myself a little "cycling" ID card! Wanna hear how remarkably dumb I can be? When I first earned my pilot's certificate, I carried it around with me all the time (on the off-chance that somebody might want to see it). Happily, there were no negative consequences to my goofiness, I realized it belongs with my logbook in my flight bag, and that was that. IT LEARNS! (...albeit inefficiently and slowly most of the time....)
So, my son built (as an apprentice to the bike shop mechanic) his FUJI touring bicycle on Friday, and we rode a good bit this weekend. He's suffering typical "new saddle" adjustment issues...
After our initial ride we tilted his handlebars further down and we moved his saddle forward and tipped it down a couple notches. I am a bit jealous of his shiny, new bicycle; but I LOVE my classic Nishiki Riviera GT (made in Japan!), and I still think I have better wheels and tires than my son does. (I built mine more than 15 years ago, but they're still awesome!)
Anyway, we're looking forward to some serious riding this summer. Blue skies and smooth roads to you!