Yesterday my wife decides itís a good idea for me to go out for a ride and get my mind off of things. I see in the local paper The Susquehanna Valley Bike Tour is this Saturday. So I grab my fixed and show up this morning.
Well I got a few strange looks for not wearing spandex and showing up in jeans and a tee shirt with this weird bike. Iím OK with this. I even play it up a little and ask them what kind of beer are they serving at the end of the ride.
So I grab the 30 mile ride map and head off. Well let me tell you this ainít New Your City. Their version of flat ride and my version of flat ride wasnít the same. It turned out to be 30 miles of ďrolling hillsĒ yea right! The Brooklyn Bridge seems like a cake walk now. This was 30 miles of non stop climbs and descents.
The bad part is my bikes are still geared for New York not the hills of Pennsylvania. So my 52/18 gearing should have been a 42/18. I still did the ride and even a tough ride is better then not riding at all.