Thursday, March 12, 2009

My New Wheels

Right now, though, my bike is awaiting a new set of tires. When I bought it the old tires seemed like they needed to be replaced, and when the front tire exploded on a ride there was no question.

Otherwise, it's a great bike--highly functional, fast, fun, and ORANGE! I have it set up with flashing lights for riding at night (since I'm working all day).

San Antonio and Austin both have fairly substantial cycling communities, so bike shops are not hard to come by. There's one about 2 miles from our house actually. I try not to go in there too often... :)


Nate @ Debt-free Scholar said...

What bike lights do you recommend? I am trying to find strong, visible lights for a good (low) price.


Benjamin said...

Hey Nate,
I'm not really familiar with all the brands out there. I purchased a set on sale--for me price was the primary consideration (you can get far better lights than mine). Most sporting goods stores and bike shops will have some in stock. Some will fit your budget, others are guaranteed not to! :)

Online reviews are also helpful. Again, I wish I could offer more specific recommendations, but I didn't spend the time to do the research. Thankfully the lights I purchased have worked fairly well.


Esther Zimmerman said...

Neat!...the orange-yness of it IS pretty cool. =D

Josiah Woltersdorf said...

hey when you come back we'll have to go on a ride! Nice bike. I just did my 40 miler today, and a 50 is in order for Saturday.