I rode my bike the entire length of the Chicago shore yesterday and back up again. I’m not in any pain which is surprising. I found things on the path though that were really quite interesting. I never knew there was a huge water feature behind the McCormick building. That fat girls always walk with a skinny girl (didn’t grab a photo). For future rides I’d like to mount my phone on my bike so I can either a) track my speed/etc with Google’s ‘my tracks’ or b) be able to capture a time lapse of the ride. Lots of great views and fields south of the loop. What is nice about my phone now is that I can track my rides with the gps (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=216429673862229320600.000485c7889ff7c0a9726). I was going to try and do ‘every’ time I was on my bike, but that much info is kinda wasted on someone as lazy as me. I do think though that I’d like to capture the longer biking trips – this is just my first one. I also want to look into a solar charger that I can attach somewhere on my bike. Not sure how well it would work though, but still worth looking into.
More updates ‘soon’.