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04 May 2009 @ 09:18 am
snap!  
Well, my weight fluctuated back to where I was expecting it to be when I stepped on the scale last week. Either that or I lost eleven pounds solely through the mental decision to lose some weight. Because making an ooey-gooey pineapple upside-down cake this weekend and polishing off two pieces by myself certainly didn't do it.



Maybe looking at at bicycle websites last night is what did the trick. I think I'm going to get that orange Trek Cruiser Classic pictured above. Very few bicycle companies make cool-looking cruiser frames for tall people. Trek is pretty much the only one I found.

 
 
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Professor Mortis: Gaming-superheroesprofessormortis on May 4th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)

Sweet ride! I chose a hybrid myself, but it turned out to be a somewhat bad decision for my back and my bad wrist-basically the "hunched over" set up of the one I bought aggravated both. Would your ride to work be flat, or is it hilly? I had some beastly hills on my route, so I decided against a cruiser, but now that I' in a more flat area I kind of wish I had one.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue poolsideassmonkeydiary on May 4th, 2009 04:06 pm (UTC)
I talked to some friends who make the same commute (south philly to west philly), and it seems like it's more or less flat except for the last few blocks which suddenly turn steep. So in the interest of simplicity, I think I'll just challenge myself to make that one hill gearless.
Professor Mortisprofessormortis on May 4th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)

I, too, used to have a lot of trouble with gears, but once I got it it was really a god send. But bear in mind I was riding up Hearbreak Hill so it was pretty much impossible without gears.
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Professor Mortisprofessormortis on May 5th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)

Well, it is set up more like a road bike than a mountain bike. Hunched over might be the wrong way to put it, but it did put pressure on my wrist, which was very bad-driving can aggravate it. Also, with the back once I rode for a while it was usually okay-bear in mind that I was having back issues at that point anyhow.
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: aqua chairassmonkeydiary on May 4th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
I'm terrible with gears. I usually end up either wrecking them or ignoring them.

I'll check out Cannondale. Thanks!
traballenguastraballenguas on May 4th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
That bike is SWEEEEET! Looks like foot brakes and everything. Get it.
Pallaspallasathene8 on May 4th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Sexy! The bike, I mean.
(Anonymous) on May 9th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
cruiser bike
You should look at Bianchi Milano. I think you'll like it