Yesterday I rode 55 miles (3 hours 20 minutes hours) to work and 50 miles (3 hours) home. 6 and a half hours on my bike. the night before the ride I slept 5 hours. I worked 8 hours that day. I love it when I can ride more than I sleep. My cable TV has been cut and it looks like I am so tired when I get home I have no time for Internet either. This is one of the best summers that I can remember. So far I have ridden 5,300 miles for the year.
I took my Serotta bike to the bike shop. I am wearing the old steel bike out. My handle bar stem is corroded and will get replaced. I have so many dings that are rusting that I may decide to strip the bike and repaint it.
I am leaving for Austin, Texas for a wedding tomorrow. I will be renting a carbon fiber bike of some sort and riding it around my old stomping ground for a few days.
I have not been keeping track of bicycle technology for a few years for good intentions. I now find myself getting serious about getting a new bike. What I have discovered so far in my research is that there are carbon fiber bikes are designed for long distance and speed. I do not consider myself a racer, but I do like long endurance riding. If you see me in the parking lot of a Lowes with a sign that says “Will work for bicycle parts” have mercy and throw a few coins my way.