Two wheels good. Er, the other two wheels good.

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After yesterday’s ditchbank and river ride, I went out this morning for a (mostly) road ride around the NMSU campus. I may or may not have done a loop of the pond in the grass for the express purpose of drawing a small penis in Strava. Rode the frontage road for awhile, all around campus, rode over the post office I still have a PO Box at for some reason, and then looped the interchange frontage roads back home.

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Game and Fish allegedly stocks this pond, for some reason, and folks certainly fish it, but in 11 years I’ve never seen anyone catch something from this pond,
Game and Fish allegedly stocks this pond, for some reason, and folks certainly fish it, but in 11 years I’ve never seen anyone catch something from this pond,

I busied myself this afternoon tinkering with the bike more. Some additional adjustments on the saddle were made, and I paid a visit to the LBS to give them more money. I picked up a bottle cage and water bottle (because I somehow no longer owned one that fits in standard cage, and I ain’t going to a big box store for any reason right now). In the spirit of lightness, I went for a hollow aluminum tube one and used then my drill at home to mill out some unnecessary material in the base. The general idea here is so that I can leave the 3L Camelback at home for shorter rides.

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In the spirit of safety third (and also “please don’t hit me”), I also picked up a bright, flashy stroby light for the back of my brain bucket. I’ve got a set of lights on order for the bike itself, too.

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Once the sun got to a less oppressive angle in the sky about 6:30 this evening, I went out for another road ride about an hour and a half long (didn’t take my phone with me, so no idea on the distance). T’was great fun with a couple of climbs and the correspondingly fun descents down in the drops, and my saddle adjustments had things feeling a lot better. One of the things I might be learning about myself out of this is that I might be a road biker. I’ve never previously done much beyond very occasionally riding a few miles to campus and back in my student days. However, I’ve also never before owned a bike that was really suitable for any road distance. I’m thinking picking the taller skinnier tire option on the model range was a good choice.

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