Apr 20, 2005

hot & humid/new bike

welcome to april 20th!

current temperature in suffern, NY: 81.5º. and it's humid enough to add 10º to that number.
so when i did my 3-mile run today, i was hurting. i'm used to 40º, not 90º.
here's a question - we always seem to get july weather sometime in april. Why don't we ever get january weather in september?

in other news, i am buying a bicycle.. the marin highway one. here's the review from outside magazine:

Marin's Highway One is an interesting bike. Basically, it's a mountain bike frame with road-running gear and tires. The idea is that you have the relatively upright, comfortable seat position of a mountain bike with the lighter weight and lower rolling resistance of a road bike. What's so interesting is that most "hybrids" are sorta low-end bikes, in the $400 to $600 range. I'm trying to decide if it's worth the dough to get a really good hybrid. I should think it would be a good commuter, and comfortable for shortish rides (up to 20 miles). But if you really intend to put in the miles on the road, I'm also inclined to suggest that a road bike will make you happier in the long run. Deduct points from that statement to account for the fact road bikes are indeed less comfortable than more upright models. But, they sure are a lot faster, too. Be that as it may, I can't see a thing wrong with the Highway One. Nice aluminum frame, carbon front fork, Shimano nine-speed running gear. What's not to like?