1st Commute for the Trek


Ride In:

Rode in on the Trek today. I don’t think I’ll have cause for the studs anymore this year, but I’m leaving them on the Diamondback, just in case.

I have some banking to do after work. I think the bank is about 2 miles from the office, so I’m estimating 7 miles of Jihad for the day. This coincides with the 7 easy miles called for by the plan!

Errands and Ride Home:

The lady at the drive thru window at the bank didn’t act all freaked out like the one did last time, which was cool. maybe because it wasn’t pouring down rain this time.

I’m really starting to love the Trek. It’s super comfortable, and the touring geometry makes it nice and stable. The 1-3/8″ tires make it practical for commuting, because sometimes you get forced into the gravel along the road, and you don’t want to do that on 23mm tires. It feels a bit slower than the Lemond, but big whoop. I’m not Lance Armstrong. I haven’t ridden the Lemond outside since I got a flat I couldn’t fix, and even though I now have a pump that would work, the Lemond doesn’t have anywhere to put a pump. I guess I’ll have to buy one of those fancy CO2 inflater thingies, or else sell the bike altogether. Anyways…

The plan called for 7 easy miles, I did 7 easy miles. All 7 miles count toward Jihad!
Woo Hoo!