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04 April 2009 @ 07:46 pm
Me, Nin and my brother went looking at bikes today. Now I'm not walking the mile back and forth from work, I really need exercise, and Nin and I have been talking about getting bikes for a few years now. And where we currently live, there's so many places to go biking, including Zion Natl. Park, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Plus there are lots of rural roads and bike trails all over the place. And a few hours farther afield is Bryce Natl Park and Arches/Moab.

We looked at our little hometown place and then went into St. George to look at two other bike shops. Surprisingly, the hometown place had the best deal and the bikes I liked best. So Nin and I are currently in discussion on whether we're going to do this.
lillie: waterfalllilliew on April 5th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
I've been considering getting a bike for a while now. I promised myself I would look at getting a bike if I keep to walking at the park 2-3 times a week. I was keeping to that (until I got sick this week grrr).

Biking through those parks sounds lovely. Let me know how it works out.
Ithithildyn on April 5th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
I will :)
The other Weird Alaeron_lanart on April 5th, 2009 11:27 am (UTC)
Go for it! Biking is fun.

I have 2 - one to commute to work on in the better weather (when my breathing is a bit better than it is atm) as we have a cycle track on an old railway line that takes me nearly all the way from my house to work and turns a 15 mile car journey into a 12.5 mile bike ride, which can be done in about an hour - the other is my full suspension mountain bike which is great for all the off-roading bits and pieces I might do. We have some pretty decent cycling in the UK both on purpose built trails and otherwise.
Ithithildyn on April 5th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
I used to love riding my bike when I was a kid.
Pricetag a.k.a. Mom a.k.a. Margaret: Yeah right - Klausmprice on April 5th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
My son used to bike all over the place before he got his driver's license, and still tries to use the bike for shorter trips. Not easy when the closest grocery store is 5 miles away and there are no bike lanes.

The nice thing about local bike shops is they can help keep your bike in proper working order. I used to take Jim's bike in for a tune-up every spring. They would balance the tires, adjust the chain, check the gears, lubricate everything, and change his brake pads. I figured if he was going to use it in place of a car, it probably should be maintained like one.
Ithithildyn on April 5th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
Bikes sure are fancier than when I was a kid! And some cost more than I paid for my truck.