Sunday, February 28, 2016

10,000 miles


As I've blogged about previously, we usually go for a walk to do our exercise. On days when the weather is inclement, I use our exercise bike for about half an hour. Since we've had many weather-appropriate days for walking lately, I have used the bike only occasionally.

Today, I finally pedalled it to 10,000 miles, according to its odometer. We had this bike given to us about 10 years ago, when it had about 300 miles on it. It originally belonged to my sister's brother-in-law; he gave it to us when he upgraded his own exercise equipment.

As you can see, the bike is truly low tech. There are no fancy electronic displays, or computer controlled adjustments and "calorie calculations". I usually put a little over nine miles on the odometer each time I use the bike. It's never given a problem - the occasional drop of oil on the wheel bearing and chain is all it needs. No need for electricity either.

Here is a link to my earlier blog posts regarding the bike.



A few pictures:


 The "end of the count"

 "Turning the clock"

 Starting over

Old trusty (not rusty)

2 comments:

Sharon Mowar said...

I remember you talking about this bike. It's certainly stood the test of time and use. Can't say that about a lot of things these days.

Karl said...

The exercise bike sure comes in handy whenever the weather is lousy, and I feel like I need to get moving. I've noticed though that over the ten years we've had it I have slowed down somewhat. I'm not covering quite the same distance in half an hour as in the beginning - getting older shows.

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