Friday, January 05, 2007

2600 Meeting today - Driving

I have a monthly gathering with friends on the first Friday of every month. Riding my bike would be impractical, as we usually meet at one location, hang out for a while, go somewhere to eat, then go somewhere else. Too much moving around.

Driving to work sucks. S U C K S. I love my car, it's set up just the way I want it. Okay, I could use a better set of tires. It's peppy, it's small, light, and nimble. It has no major mechanical problems since Rooney and I tossed a new clutch in it. Fighting traffic on the highway is such a pain, though! My car belongs on twisty country back-roads. I don't know how people put up with the daily rush hour.

Yesterday was the first time I've put more than 3 or 4 miles on my Outlook's stock saddle in a single sitting. It's not very comfortable. I'm still fat and out of shape. I also had to make a trip to the grocery store on my way home, and a second trip later because I couldn't carry everything in one load. Anyhow, I'm really sore thos morning. I'm not sure if it was the uncomfortable saddle or the extra distance yesterday. I probably would have driven in this morning regardless of the gathering I planned on going to. As for the saddle, I usually use a wider bell saddle that hits my bones a little further back and a little further out, and it's a much more comfortable ride. It also has a channel down the center of the seat to keep my perineum happy. Mr. Perineum was not amused after yesterday's adventures.

I have orientation on Monday and Tuesday next week. I need to figure out if I'll be staying around downtown or not. If I have to go to the data center for part of my orientation on one of those two days, I won't be able to ride my bike.

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