My Reason For Keeping My New Bike in My Living Room

“Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.” -Grant Petersen (Thanks to Bill for this one.)
I took the new bike through Busse Woods last night. I caught the trail at the north end (conveniently located one mile from my door) and buzzed through the entire loop in about 45 minutes, which is a new record for me. That was 15 miles from my door back to my door.
I was surprised at how fast I was able to move. It could be because I’ve been used to riding a mountain bike, or maybe those cycling classes are doing a lot of good, but when I pushed the pedals on this thing, maaan, the bike just went.
Now, if this was a couple years ago, I’d be tempted to stop at Maggiano’s right off the trail and get an order to go. I didn’t, though.