05 January 2007

bike needs

after that first ride i realized i needed a few things to add to my cycling "war chest".
  • a new helmet. i have an old, old bell that's more than 10 years old. it desperately seeks retirement.
  • a new pair of gloves. my girlfriend was nice enough to lend me hers but if we bike together i don't have any to use.
  • spare tires and interiors. i'm praning (paranoid).
  • cycle computer. mine went south a looong time ago. i need a new one that's cheap. maybe a cateye.
  • re-read the maintenance tips of the magazines. especially the one about truing a wheel.
  • practice. i know i'm out of it when my tongue hangs out after two kilometers.
  • and more practice.

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