Tuesday, May 21, 2013

My new ride

I've recently added a new hobby...and that is cycling! It all started when one of my coworkers convinced me to join Ride for Heart, which I did end up succumbing to since he lent me one of his bikes to ride with (haven't had a bike for like 10 years). I practiced with it by biking to work and back (~11km each way), it was exhausting, but exhilarating! I feel like I was a kid again when I biked. On Saturday, I biked 11km around the neighborhood and it was just so much fun! So on Sunday, I went to the local bike shop to check some bikes out, test rid a few of them, and ended up bringing this baby home!

New ride

It's a Trek 8.3 DS, dual-sport bike. It basically means it can do a bit of onroad and a bit of offroad, but is not perfect for either. The bike I borrowed from my coworker was a mountain bike, so it had fat knobby tires suited for offroading. However, riding with those tires on the pavement wasted a lot of energy. With my Trek now, it has narrower tires with less aggressive tread, and the wheels are slightly larger in diameter which  makes it roll much better than the mountain bike. I've already rode it about 25km so far and I love it! It's a great workout and there's just something about it that makes it so much fun. Unfortunately, it rained today so I couldn't ride to work. Looks like it's going to be raining for the next few days too which sucks since I can't wait to ride it again!

The Ride for Heart is coming up on June 2 (only 2 more weeks of training left!). I am doing the 50km ride along with several of my friends at work. The ride is happening on the highway in downtown Toronto (it will be blocked for half the day I believe), so it's going to be a blast! I can't wait!


  1. I need to get a bike and get out and ride again it has been a very long time having not done so and we have bike trails in my area which would be fun to ride on.

  2. been meaning to get a bike again- no room to keep in the apartment right now- some day!