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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.

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(Anonymous)
Jun. 11th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
I think you should fix the bike, buy a cheap cycle computer (if you don't have one) and make yourself log 300 miles of "proof of commitment to ride it" before getting a nicer bike.

Getting a nicer bike is about paying money to burn fewer calories per mile, and makes you reluctant to go on errands with it, lest it get stolen.

If you need a longer seat post, so that you're extending your legs all the way, then buy that when you take it in for a tune up. Other shopping just sounds like an excuse not to get out there, to me.
cfox
Jun. 11th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
oops, sorry 'bout the not logged in

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