Tim takes his new mountain bike for a spin. (08/27/2008)
It turns out there's a really cool cars-not-allowed bike path about a mile from our house, so biking seemed the perfect fit. The other reason we chose biking was because we both already knew how to ride a bike (compared to say, surfing or mountain climbing, which would require a lot more instruction before we could do it).
We knew we were going to ride a combination of road and trails, so we opted for mountain bikes instead of road bikes, since you can ride a mountain bike on the road, but not vice versa. We got them at Orange Cycle, a cute little family-owned store that's been been peddling bikes (pun intended) in old towne Orange since 1969. They were really nice there; we highly recommend that store.
We found a bike for Tim in stock, but they had to special order mine since they don't stock too many size 15 mountain bikes (meant for short people like me). The day we picked mine up, we rode them home (just over 3 miles). It's taking me a little time to get used to the gear shifting, since the bicycle I rode as a kid had no gears, but I'm catching on.
James on his new mountain bike. (08/27/2008)
Yesterday after work we went out on the bike trail and it was a lot of fun. We were surprised at how far we were able to get in a short amount of time. I definitely look forward to doing it more.
BTW, how lame is this? In all my 39 years, I never knew that bicycle shorts had a pad inside. All this time, I just thought bicycle shorts were tight lycra shorts and nothing more. It never even dawned on me that they had a pad for your nacho (the little area that, as they say, is "nacho ass, and nacho balls.") But let's just say that extra padding is a very welcome thing after you've been sitting on that hard seat a while.
So if anyone wants to go riding, let us know!