Where The Bike Takes Me

Continuing this journey of cycling in efforts to get into shape, lose weight, enjoy the outdoors, and save my knees from their arthritic state at 28 years of age.

My Bike is Mad at Me October 19, 2008

Filed under: bike,cycling,Gear — f8th637 @ 9:40 pm

I haven’t ridden the Sutra outside since the Wednesday after the Trek (which I know I still have to write about) where I rode in to work.  That was mid-September. Then the reunion-planning got into high gear and well, the riding, fell to the way-side.  The good news is that now the reunion is behind me and it was a great success.  Since not riding, I’m pretty sure I’ve gained some weight.  This past week I put the bike on the trainer and rode it for 30 minutes.  The Sutra was mad that I hadn’t lubed her chain and that I hadn’t ridden her outside in about a month.  In this month, I have attempted a truce with gifts.  I bought her two Knog Frog LED lights: one in Olive with a white LED and one in a yellow-orange with a red LED.  I have mounted them yet they have yet to see the light of day.  I also lubed the chain and made her saddle look like new by picking up a tin of Brooks Proofide and giving the saddle some love after the 3-days of rain from the Trek in Cape Cod.  I have promised the Sutra that I will ride her in to work one day this week so that she can see the Fall foliage that is starting to come up.  I am hoping then she won’t be mad at me anymore and may even forgive me.

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The Awesome People at Twin Six October 17, 2008

Filed under: cycling,Gear — f8th637 @ 2:12 pm

I know it’s been a while since we got our Fat Cyclist jerseys from Twin Six. I have worn mine several times but my husband only got to wear his once or twice before the thread at the bottom holding the elastic started to unravel.  Sadly, the jersey sat in the bottom of drawers for a few months.  I kept meaning to ping Twin Six and tell them the sad plight of my jersey.  I didn’t really expect much but you know how small certain worlds can be.  I actually finally had the chance to e-mail their customer service while they were at Interbike actually and heard back from Molly.  She suggested that I send in the jersey and she could at least have it repaired at a tailor and sent back.  A few days later, I got an e-mail from Molly saying that she was shipping a brand new ’08 men’s orange jersey instead of the frayed one I had sent her.  Said jersey came in the mail yesterday, and it is indeed a brand spankin’ new.  I don’t have a lot of faith in customer service these days and I’m sure I’m not alone in this but I think Twin Six has it right and stands behind their products obviously.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out Twin Six, I’d definitely recommend it.  I really like the cut of their female jerseys.  Thank you, Twin Six!

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