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Investigated Bally's fitness in Porter Square. Looks quite good, and the membership I would sign up for would probably include four personal trainer sessions to get started. Do I want to do this thing? If I do, it should wait til I'm back from my first two-week work trip coming up next week.

Looked at bikes for the shortest time... went to Ace Wheelworks, looked around at what they had. Saw some amazing bikes for more than a thousand bucks. I don't really know what I want to do about this. The old bike is still in good shape. I just think it's actually a size or two too small for me, since trying ringrose's bike when I found mine with a dead front tire.

I should at least get the old bike fixed. Then I can ride it for a bit, and if I decide to get a new one, I can sell it for its actual value, rather than depressing the price artificially since it has a flat tire.

In some ways, a bike and the gym membership feel mutually exclusive - if I'm biking to work, I'll bypass Porter Square for a more direct route to Kendall, and it'd be all weird and inefficient to go to Porter on those days. On the other hand, I don't want to bike every day, or go to the gym every day, but if I did one or the other each day, it'd be really good for me.

Whatever. I'm a step closer to action in the gym track, and in the bike track, and I will push closer to either incrementally and see what seems right as time goes on. It won't be til July that I really have a chance to act on this again, though. See the aforementioned business trip.


Jun. 10th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
I believe it was a couple years ago I first took my bike there to ask a couple questions, "is this the right size for me?" and "can I get a softer seat?" I don't think they were all that helpful on that occasion... but it's tempting to try it again, since my memory is hazy about that one time... maybe they were busy and I just asked about a softer seat with a higher post...

It can't hurt to ask, I suppose.
Jun. 10th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
broadway bicycle might be a better place to go for a sizing, in that they actually like helping people like their bikes. They don't really offer an official fitting, but they really like getting people happy with their bikes.

ace wheelworks is definitely a little more about making biking cool. and therefore more standoffish.

i have bought two of my three bikes at Ace, though. if you are buying a bike for urban commuting, i have to recommend the Trek 7300 FX (or 7500/7700, if you want to spend even more money). It's pretty cheap and good for riding the streets.


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