Thursday, May 1, 2014

Getting my legs back

The last two weeks have seen both myself and DH back on bikes.  He rides early morning, and commutes by bike 3 days a week, while I ride when he gets home from work.  Yeah, rush hour traffic sucks, but it is what it is.  If I get going before 4:30pm, I usually don't have a problem.
Old picture of my bike
Plus, since I have finally figured out where to mount the GoPro camera on my Giro, I can catch up to about 90min of video from the ride.  The new mounting point is so good, that it really doesn't require image stabilization to be viewable!  It also permits me to catch license plate of inattentive/rude drivers in case such info is needed.  A newer Hero 3+ (either silver or black) would be even better video quality, but we make do with our old Hero.  Should we acquire a second GoPro, then I will be able to run front and rear facing cameras...that could be fun.

It feels good to be back riding.  The memory of October's crash is fading.  My legs are still not where I was, even last summer, but that is to be expected after a 6mo layoff.  Still, I am seeing improvements after only 2 weeks.  Hopefully I can regain speed and endurance more quickly.

Last night's ride was short, only 9.x miles as I wanted to go with DH to pick up a new traditional road bike for his new commuter.  He wanted to go to a slightly larger frame (56cm), and our oldest Monkey is tall enough to ride his compact 54cm Giant now.  So she inherited it, and our youngest, just inherited Monkey1's nearly new road bike.  So all the Monkeys have road bikes now.  Easier to find a quality used 56cm, than a used sub-50cm that the kids will likely outgrow. 

Just for fun, here is a different look at video from the bikes.  This was from the GoPro, mounted to the bike frame.


  1. Cool, I felt like I was riding with you! That's some pretty countryside too. Thanks for sharing the view. I haven't biked in a month of Sundays. My legs would probably fall off if I tried now. *smile* I can walk now without any difficulty and am so grateful for that. I would love to have a Go Pro, even a cheap one. Maybe we can afford to buy one by Christmas. ~:)

  2. I had no clue there was so much fun gear for bike riders . . .

    Hmmm . . . I wonder . .

  3. That's so great that you're back to riding again! Sounds like you've found a way to fit it all in.

  4. Hey Hon, I can't see the video.... What's wrong?


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