Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bill's New Fixie!

I am so happy to be back in the saddle again.
If you know me, you know I'm attached to my bike.
So having my bike stolen in December was a crushing blow. It did force me to get familiar with the MUNI transit system, for which I am grateful, but all and all, five months without a bike was an eternity.

So, I went on craigslist and found this awesome '84 Peugeot converted to a fixie. It's my first fixed-gear bike, at least first since I was a wee one, and the ride is really different, it's going to take some getting used to.
It's really smooth, this bike is in fantastic shape, the weight is just right (steel frame). I can't wait until a week from now when I've got the hang of slipping in and out of the pedals. I may need a taller seat, but I think I've got it adjusted just about right for now.

I didn't realize just how much I missed the open air, the swooping feeling of moving through the city. Aaaahhh. Freedom.

Tell me about your biking life-style in the comments...

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