Variety is the spice of life.

“Variety’s the very spice of life
That gives it all its flavour.”

William Cowper (1731-1800)

Some of you like a variety of girls.
Some of you like a variety of booze.
Some of you like a variety of boobs.

I like having a variety of bikes. I have six bikes now, soon to be seven. An assortment of bikes keeps me from getting bored. All I have to do is tell Dominic which bike I want to ride, and he gets it ready for me and sets it by the front door.

This week I was fortunate enough to get out on 3 different bikes, 3 days in a row.

Monday I took the road bike out for a long ride though the hills of Kentucky. The sun beat down on me like it was July, and I came home with tan lines and an empty tank after 4 hours.

Tuesday I got lost in Spring Grove Cemetery on my way home from work on my SSCX bike. This is the best thing about commuting – taking the long way home.

Wednesday the trails were dry at England-Idlewild and I took my Voodoo out for the first time since January. I rode for 2.5 hours and it was nothing short of pure bliss.

It’s been hella hot here. We had a taste of summer this past week with temps in the mid-80′s. Global warming is very real, my friends.

Hot weather requires me to braid my hair, otherwise it sticks to my neck.

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About Judi

Bicycles are my salvation. They are my way of life. If you don't like it, then you can go straight to hell. Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

18 thoughts on “Variety is the spice of life.

  1. Someone showed interest in the truck I no longer drive. Bike parts for the six unfinished ones if I can strike a bargain.

  2. I’m with 40 on this one. You said all of my favorite things right in the first few sentences of this post. A+.

  3. Chicked again. I only got five bicycles and my “dominic” is a poorly-trained, lazy and desultory person— me. Sigh.

  4. Since when is mid-80s ‘hella hot’? When it’s 99 with 90 percent humidity, get back to me. Ohio ain’t hot…

  5. @MM – considering the temps SHOULD be mid-50′s for March in Cincinnati, mid-80′s is fucking HELLA hot for this time of year. DUH.

  6. I was outside working with a wheelbarrow, a pick and a “chobel” all week. Mrs. Joe wanted a new garden path. It was aboot eighty degrees American, eh. That’s hot; don’t give a rat’s ass whether it’s seasonable or not.

  7. I actually rode 4 bikes in this awesome spring weather this week. Finally got the carbon roadie off the trainer on Sunday for a 50+ miler, rode it two work a couple days as well. Rode the Voodoo geared 29er and the 29er singlespeed on the lovely dry singletrack (which NEVER happens here in March), and just raced the CX bike in the Barry-Roubaix gravel road race in Michigan today. I think I’m starting to really like this whole biking thing…

  8. climate change does have some temporary advantages. i really liked the photo of the hillside with incipient conifers or whatever they were. god’s speed to you and all the fracktivists!

  9. Amen sista! I have 3 and just saw a fat bike that you all will see soon. Ride in the Wind peeps!

  10. right on Judi. I’m down to 2 bikes but should be changing that problem soon enough. And the unseasonable weather lately has been hot, regardless of what the tough guys say. 81 in New England in March is defintitely hot, granted i loved not running the heater.

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