I’ve been building up to this day for a few weeks. The road has been rocky, both literally and figuratively. Litterally because I’ve incorporated the Farmington River Trail into my journey, and there are stretches of gravel and a few little rocks here and there. Figuratively, because I’ve had 2 blow outs in that short amount of time.
But no more! Last week, I went to Torrington Cycle and fitness and got my bike upgraded to some hybrid tires that are more puncture resistant and new tubes, as well as a new set of brakes on the front (I had no front brakes this year or last). Man, these tires sure made a difference. It feels like I shifted into an easier gear all the time!
So today, for the first time ever, I started the biking portion of my trip in New Hartford, which comes out to a 5 mile drive, and a 16 mile bike trek. That’s 5 miles further than I’ve ever rode on my commute, as I used to debark from the commuter lot in Canton.
Alright, so goal met! New goal: commute completely on bike from Winsted to Farmington, a ~22 mile ride.