I made an interesting physiological discovery about myself today.
Weighed myself this morning. Came in at 241 pounds. Then I went and did some chores at the church, then embarked on a 40 mile bike ride in the July sun. During and after the ride, I consumed ~ 1 gallon of liquids. Then I went to get a shower.
Before the shower, I weighed myself. Came in at 236 pounds.
Including the liquids I drank, that means that I lost 13 pounds of water during my bike ride.
Admittedly, some of that was lost through respiration, but still. That's a lot of sweat.
Inside: More about the bike ride but, fortunately, nothing else about how much I sweat.
I've been meaning to post one of these things forever, I have been lurking somewhat but then some people said some things and I realised it's been quite a long time... At least I've still posted more recently than spiralx. ;)
I was biking from one class to another today. I had to stop at a stop sign, 'cause there were cars.
Problem 1: Brakes don't work. Solution: Turn (onto grass, not road) and stop with your feet. Having a freewheel which works dubiously at best may also help with the stopping. Come to a complete stop, which brings us to,
Problem 2: The handlebar stem detaches and falls off the bike. Solution: Jump clear, look around, wonder what's wrong with the people around you that they're not pointing and laughing at you, and come to the conclusion that maybe you need a new bike. (Then loosely put it back, carefully bike home to your sweet, sweet adjustable wrench and fix it.)
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