9.25 mile bike ride tonight, and I’ve made an Executive Decision: this weekend, I’m going to go to a bike shop and rent another bike, maybe a recumbant, to test out. A 9 mile bike ride left me with numb fingers and a sore spot under my right shoulderblade and a sort of distressingly thick spot in my lower back (it doesn’t hurt, it just feels … thick) and I’ve decided I’m not going to spend a whole summer biking like that. I don’t know if I’ll ultimately rebuild the mountain bike I’ve got into a touring bike or if I’ll buy a touring bike or what, but I’m going to spend a few weekends testing out other types of bikes and see what I like. I don’t know if I want to sacrifice my mountain bike to a hybrid or not, but, well. I donno. I don’t do /that/ much trail biking. I’ll have to think about it. But I’m going to start testing out other bikes, because bah. This is no good!
I decided that every 4 miles of biking equals 1 mile of walking, so:
miles to Rivendell: 16.5