After riding 5 of the last 6 days, today proved to be a good recovery ride day. Sam and Barbara mentioned the other day that they needed to get rid of Barbara’s old bike, so we asked Libby if she would be interested in trying it. She surprised us by saying yes!
It’s a pretty low-end Giant Cyprus hybrid, but good enough for someone who isn’t a cyclist. Sam dropped it off last night, I did a little cleanup and tuning on it this morning, and about 10:30, we hauled it out to Mentor for a test run.
We had to start Libby with the basics. High gear = go faster = higher numbers on the shifters. We knew that this morning would be slow, and it was. We weren’t sure how far she would be able to go, but she did well, making it all the way out to Rogersville on County Line Road, stopping for lunch at Subway, then back in on 186.
There were a lot of cyclists out. It’s just a couple of weeks until the local MS150, and the weather was really nice. There were overcast clouds all the way out, so it was nice and cool. The sun came out on the way back in, and it actually felt good on our backs for a while. Unfortunately, Pam got a little sunburn on her back in the short time we were out.
It was a fun morning and ride. We ended up with 19 miles.