Monday, May 11, 2009

New bike!

Last Wednesday I picked up a Kona Zing from Kevin at Cycle Works (he doesn't have a webpage, or else I'd link it here). Lisa said I should have it fitted before laying down the cash. Well, I had David the bike-fitting physiotherapist give me a fitting on Thursday, which all went well. Then I rode it back to Cycle Works, asked Kevin if he liked my new bike, and paid him for it. He seemed pained to give it to me at the price he was, but he knows about my Ride to Conquer Cancer. He's not given me a "tax deductible donation" per se, but he's done everything else. So I want to take this opportunity to thank Kevin and Kyle for their help outfitting me on my ride. They've helped with all my bikes, and all my cycling needs since I moved to North Bay. I should just call him my official bike shop.

After laying down my Visa card to Kevin, I took the Zing off for a long ride, down the Kate Pace Way to Callander, then out 94 to Corbeil and Trout Lake, then back to North Bay. Forty kilometers. My butt was numb, as well as my fingers and toes from time to time. Might need to tweek the bike fit. And put in more saddle time. But I figure that two hours for 40 km is acceptable two months ahead of a 200 km ride. Will try to get some action shots with the new bike posted soon.


don said...

Hi Bob
You are always welcome over at my blog and thanks for the comment. As it turns out we have much in common...go figure.

I hope to move to North Bay area over winter. I love it up there!

40K's...yikes. You are in much better shape than I!

blessings to you on the ride and I am certain you are good medicine to others.

Anonymous said...

Bob, for some reason you seem strangely familiar. Did you happen to attend the Changing of the Seasons ceremony over at Lake Obabika? Do you know Alex Mathias? For some reason I think I have met you somewhere.