Though I can (and do) run every day, I thought biking wasn’t for me. Despite his Hodor-like size and general gracelessness, I just couldn’t keep up with 2CentTac. I would huff and wheeze like I was dying.
Before I gave up on the idea (mostly because I’m stubborn), I upgraded to a much newer dandy horse (velocipede? penny farthing?) — I bought a Liv Invite. It seemed like it would do everything I needed it to do.
Bam! Appearances were not deceiving. It was like night and day.
Now I speed past my shambling cohort with endless endurance, and he is struggling to keep up with me.
Apparently bike quality makes a huge difference…’cause, you know, a steel frame is heavier than a carbon fiber fork and aluminum bike. And perhaps these last many months of training has helped me get little stronger too .
I even managed to climb the Horrible Death Hill without stopping, which would’ve been impossible before. I’m not saying I’m an awesome cyclist, far from it! I’m not as bad as I was though. That’s a big deal to me, and makes biking a lot more fun.
I’m super pumped for the biking, camping, and assorted two-wheeled adventures to come!
To learn more, check out Liv Cycles, Arkel Panniers, Axiom Gear, and Valley Stove.
This velocipede will take you to the Bikepacking section of Amazon.