|We can rebuild her! For about $7 million|
Moving on .... hand-carried Suzie was reassembled at the bike shop in my building and ready to go yesterday afternoon. I had to buy bike shoes, cleats and shorts to make this ride possible. So this training session cost about $250. Thanks, moving company.
I got up SUPER early and donned my pieced together apparel, Garmin, new lucky socks and borrowed helmet, then set out for the streets.
Not sure if I mentioned this, but Seattle is hilly. Really hilly. Like, I thought I was going to puke at one point. So much fun, right?
On the upside, it's quite cool and overcast here all the time. Also, the people of Seattle are quite kind of cyclists. After I got out of the city, I hit the I-90 path and jetted to Mercer Island without incident, then cycled the island twice. I wish I had the Garmin data to show just how hilly this place is, but alas ... the ANT stick is somewhere between Seattle and Chicago.