I have decided that I will not only write about LBK's shop and our goings on, but write a bit from the point of view of a “not-cyclist”. What's this “not-cyclist” and why is it on the LBK page? Well that's simple. I love my bike, I like to ride, but no one would ever accuse me of being a “cyclist.”
I have never and most likely will never do a century or a road race. I don't own a jersey and can't imagine buying one. I want a GoPro but only to take video in case I see deers or there is pretty scenery (no one would ever want to watch my ride). But, I love my bike (it's a cute blue Trek step-through) and I like to ride and I think there are a lot of folks out there in Lincoln like me. Can't afford high end bike goodies, can't ride 10 miles without a bit of a break (or a long bit), and I think that hills are the bane of my existence (unless it's downhill).
So, since there are blogs and clubs out there for the cyclist, I want to write here for the folks who are like myself, a bit older, not in the best shape but working on it, and want to have a nice ride and enjoy their bike.
Last year I pedaled myself 232 miles last year. My sweetie has convinced me to set a goal this year of 350 miles. Really, 350. BJ suggested 400 and after I stopped laughing I came up with a way to motivate myself to do the 350. Every month I meet my month's goal I put $5 in the pot and every month I exceed my goal BJ puts in $5. At the end of the riding season, (November for me) I get the money to do as I please. I am already looking at things for my bike, or maybe something from Bodhi... but even more than that I have now told you folks, and kinda have to follow through. If anyone wants to set a goal at LBK's Facebook, please do so and we can help each other.