Bicycling again

I went bicycling for three hours today, going through Winchester, Arlington, Lexington, and Bedford for a total of 32 miles. Given that this is the longest I’ve ridden in probably at least 7-8 years, I’m surprised how well my bicycling muscles seem to have survived intact.

My bicycle seems to have been in pretty good shape. I had Ace Wheelworks give it a checkup, and it came back with a clean bill of health. Looking at some of the other bicycles, I can see some new technologies (in particular newer/easier to use shifters), that wasn’t available when Karen helped me configure my bicycle, ten years ago, but on the whole, bicycle technology hasn’t advanced greatly in the past decade. Compared to say, laptops or digital cameras, which become obsolete within a year or two, it’s a nice change.