|So long, honey...|
And there's the rub: the B17 is very adjustable. I could play with the adjustment forever. Forever. I could adjust infinitely and always wonder: is this the best it could be? Yeah. No. So I opted for a flat saddle that will never conform exactly to my sit bones, but I'm somehow more comfortable with that because I just don't think about it.
I've also undergone a change in my attitude. Biking is no longer something noteworthy. It's just something I do. Time to go to work? Get on the bike. Want to go shopping where there's no parking? Take the bike. Need some solitude? A bike ride would be just the ticket.
Of course, I still have ambitions. Light touring. More charity rides. More group rides.
But now it's (almost) winter in California. We don't of course have the snow and freezing weather that other places have. We do have rain, and some of us (me) are still not prepared for that. Hey, it's California! We don't need waterproof shoes! Or jackets. Or hats. I do find that every time I go out for a ride after a big rain, I have to watch out for sharp objects that washed out of the gutters. So I usually think less of waterproof and more of puncture-resistant.
I hope you all are having a pleasant pre-winter season. Some friends of mine who recently moved to Chicago are already seeing snow. In my area, we're seeing sub-45 degree weather. Hey, don't laugh...that's cold for California.