I’m Biking Again

In my younger days I was an avid biker, er cyclist. I used to ride more than 100 miles a week on average, often times riding twice a day. It’s been quite some time since I’ve done that and I’m pleased to say I’m getting back into the swing of things. I still have a long way to go, but I’m started. This morning I did an 11 mile ride bringing me to 29 miles this week. Next week’s goal is 35 miles which can be achieved easily by adding a third day of riding during the week. My goal for the year is to get my weekly mileage up to 75.

Currently I’m riding a Trek Multi-Track hybrid bike. It’s a decent bike, but nothing spectacular. I bought it when I went to college because the touring bike I had been riding wasn’t good for campus. That’s when the regular biking pretty well stopped. The hybrid is great for quick runs across a campus and recreation, but not so great for longer distances. I’m jonesing really badly for a new bike, of course I have to be riding before I can buy one. Currently my desire is a cyclocross bike — they’re good on the road and on the trail. I’ve got my eye on the Kona Jake the Snake — I’m hoping I’ll be able to get a deal on the 2005 model as the 2006 bikes come out.