With each ride, I feel more in control of the bike. While not comfortable yet, having better control is helping me get comfortable. In looking at the website, Cruzbike, I read that using a wider bar on the Silvio offers better control of the front end. So, I ordered one today. It's a WTB mountain drop bar. It has a wider flat bar with drops that curve away from the flat part of the bar. This provides better leg clearance, turning, front end stability and looks more like a normal handlebar than what comes stock with the Silvio.
|WTB Mountain Drop Bar|
That said, I rode much better today. Now, I want to get stronger on the bike and do longer rides. This should help me feel more in control. The issue is odd, for me, because I end up doing something on the Silvio...like head off in a direction that is unintended..and I don't know why I made the bike do that nor do I know what to do to correct it. Maybe that's something that happens when people are first learning how to ride an upright bike??? Probably. I'll keep you posted. Whoever you are that reads these posts.
Tomorrow is another day and I'll be out riding again. Oh, in case you're interested, my colonoscopy was negative. Hurray! Trust me when I say that I'm relieved. With our family's history of colon cancer, I was bitin' my nails. Now, I'm good for 10yrs before I need another colonoscopy. And, for those of you considering one and have heard that the prep the day before the colonoscopy to clean out your intestines, etc., is horrible. Well, I had no problem with it. Nothing I want to drink on a regular basis, but tolerable. Several days before hand, I kept to a liquid/soft diet that was tolerable and tasty....so, when it came time to clean out the tubes, it was easier. But, most people complain of the taste of the prep and I didn't think it was bad. Maybe it's because I have consumed my fair share of Gatorade, which can be salty tasting due to the electrolytes in the drink. Whatever the reason, I did fine with it. Don't be like me and put it off...get it done. It can save your life.
Ok, now, some "tunes", as my wife calls them...Iris Dement's "Our Town". This song was played in the last episode of "Northern Exposures"...for all you fans.