Saturday I bought an old Schwinn Crossover (1980s, Made in China, I believe the bottom of their Cross models.)from a lady who had it listed on Craigslist. I gave her the full asking price of $10. I brought it home, aired up the tires (They're still holding.), and cruised around the neighborhood. Sunday I rode it to church and back. Then later, cleaned it some and took apart and rebuilt the pedals. The bearings were a mess. Tonight I adjusted the brakes, cleaned some more and rode around a little. It is turning out to be a nice bike. I mentioned to Jan that it rides real well. She's thinking about riding it to work this week. I think it is worth $20 now. Before too long I'll put on new tires.
While looking up information on the Crossfit on the internet, I ran across a cool bike blog. I put a link to it on the right of this page. I am amazed at the things some people are doing to restore old bikes. Someday it would be interesting to find something really old like from the 50s or even pre WWII and see how close to original I could get it.
I left work about 3:30 today at the urging of a couple friends and made it to Old Town in time to catch the racers. This first group was past in a flash. I took the picture on the corner of Woodworth and Second. It was amazing, quite a deal.
Third day on the treadmill with my backpack, it's getting easier. 35 minutes, 1.25 miles.
I hope to do The Big Walk 2009 this summer with some guys from church. I spent some time on our treadmill today with my backpack on. I had it loaded with 20 pounds of sand. The plan is to hike into Evolution Valley with options to do some local peaks for those so inclined. I figure after hiking 18 miles in I will be looking to be reclined on a nice foam pad with a good book.