Yesterday I did my longest ride in two years, and while it wasn’t ideal — a couple of flat tires, $110 in repairs at the 25-mile mark, problems with my powermeter, bonking hard, etc., I still had a great time. During the ride, I had time to think a bit about what I was doing and how I felt about biking.
Friday was my first attempt to ride to work from the new place in Chaska. It’s a roughly-25 mile haul, 95% of which is on a rail/trail path that runs all the way to downtown Minneapolis. The first 13 miles or so are crushed limestone, and it’s paved the rest of the way in.
So as winter enters its really deep months, I find myself wanting very much to build myself a new commuter frame to ride to work. (I have almost the whole … Read more