Monday, September 28, 2009

A Cyclist Masquerading As A Runner

The weather has taken a turn for the cooler here in the northland. Windy, temps in the 50s and clouds. Not the greatest riding weather.

So, I've started running on the treadmill. I've got a 10-miler at the end of October to prepare for, and it isn't going so well. Something funky is going on with my left knee. Sharp pain that starts on the outside of the joint, and creeps upwards and downwards, and after only about a quarter mile. How the heck am I supposed to get ready for a 10-miler, when I can only do two before the pain has tears in my eyes?!

Eh, I'll try a few more times this week, and see what happens. Have I mentioned that I really don't want to go to the doctor? Even for this?

Until next time, ride long and keep the rubberside down.

Friday, September 11, 2009

To Dance with a Bicycle

I know that people who ride fixies exert an amazing amount of control over their bikes and themselves. Track racers, bicycle couriers, commuters... If you've seen the movie "Quicksilver" (and I have, many times), you know that people can do some crazy cool stuff on fixed gear bikes.

But what about these guys? I bet you didn't even know this was a sport!

Cool, huh?

Until next time, ride long and keep the rubber side down.