I went into Oak Bay Bike Shop today with the hopes of finding some help making my bike, which is slightly too small for me fit a bit better. I’ve really enjoyed the Xtracycle and it’s been beauty comfortable to ride but there’s no getting around the small size of my bike. The seat is higher than my handlebars even though I have a higher stem on it. I can’t go much higher without also making me have to lean further away as well so I’m going to try new handle bars that look a little like this:
It’s going to be a different ride somewhat being more upright but glad to give it a go. My bike is officially not a mountain bike anymore so might as well face the facts and make it feel more of a commuter style. My next bike is going to be a road bike and then I’d love to get myself a bouncy bike for the superb mountain biking here. *bats eyes*
We road out to a friend’s house the other day (about 12 km) and it was interesting to feel a bit fatigued in my legs and yet surprisingly stronger already since consistently riding these days. I’m so impressed with how easily my body is getting back in the swing of things.
Makes me want to build a new bouldering wall! I very much miss climbing but have dread getting back into it. At the very least I’d like to get my campus board back up. I’m going to get on that and I’ll get some pictures up. I might even browse some catalogues for climbing holds……