Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bikes, life, time

Well, Im back in the USA of course, and for the last 2 months I was in Afghanistan, all I could think about was when I could get back to riding everyday, re immersing myself in the bike culture. I had visions of 100 mile days again, and long rides out by the lake, as well as more trips with my daughter, and taking her to the mountain bike trails as her skills have progressed alot.

Well. That didnt happen. I find myself wanting to ride, but not having the drive to get out and do it everyday. I've been on leave for a month, and instead of riding everyday, I've put on ten pounds and ridden twice. WTF. I did put the cross bike back together Friday afternoon, so I do find myself interested in hitting up some gravel trails around the house here, and I'm hoping that puts the spark back in my riding.

I went to Frankenbike yesterday to pick up some mountain bike tires, and I saw a bike that piqued my interest. Its a Kona "Unit" which is a 29'er fixed single speed. The guy had it set up with Crossmax 29'er wheels and I really chewed on it for a few minutes. He said if it didnt sell, he would be putting it in craigslist this week. I might be perusing craigslist this week...I've been wanting a 29'er fixie...

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