I recently purchased this beautiful thing and have fallen madly in love with biking. Last month Jeff invited me along on a bike ride with a few of his friends. Well, it was more like he insisted I go after I turned him down. They ride all the time, and I haven’t ridden more than a block or so in over ten years so I was worried I would be all tired out in no time. As it would turn out, I literally had the best time ever. It might even have been one of my favorite days in Cleveland so far, prompting this tweet as soon as we returned from our seventeen mile ride through downtown and some of the neighboring areas…
That night I had to borrow one of his friend’s bikes but as soon as we got back from the ride I knew I had to get a bike of my own. I did a little bit of browsing online but soon found this baby. I couldn’t get her off my mind. She had to be mine. A week or so later I bit the bullet and ordered the bike I wanted. I haven’t looked back since.
This is my first fixed gear bike. I had actually never even been one before buying this one which could have been a pretty bad idea. But I’m really really into it. It’s certainly a bit more of an intense workout, which whopped my butt my first ride on her. But I am completely in love. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to a bike with a free wheel. I feel strong, I feel in control, and I feel powerful on my bike.
I’m looking forward to many, many more rides around my beautiful new city!