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The Autobiography of Russell
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Biking Experiences: Back on the Saddle
I borrowed my sister's bike until mine comes in next week. I decided to get a haircut, particularly to trim down the amount of dyed hair. That hair is very fuzzed now and I wouldn't be all that surprised to have it start knotting before I style it.

Anyway, it's probably been over 4 or 5 years since I've ridden a bike so it's a little unbalanced at times. I'm also unsure of the capabilities of the bike so I'm taking it cautiously. By the time I got to the hair place, about 2.5 miles away, I was sweating up a storm the entire time he was cutting my hair (he probably though 'ewww').

I'm going to need to get into some form of shape over the next few weeks before I hit Boston and the rest of the country with the folding bike. It's going to be smaller so probably harder to get into motion (especially on hills, which there are plenty of here!). WiiFit to the rescue! (?) Heh

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sisyphus238 From: sisyphus238 Date: March 6th, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know it's too late but maybe it's not too late to suggest looking into Zipcar. I can't remember all the cities you're visiting but I know they're available in Boston and it may be a viable alternative should the weather turn inclement.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: March 7th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC) (Link)
That's actually a good idea. I may check it out further as my plans solidify.

My only question is if it supports enrolling if I don't live near a Zipcar city to begin with. It's very difficult to get the rates without selecting a city (I think...) so they may not allow it for only travelers. Or maybe they would. If it seems like something that may be useful I'll check it out a little further.
sisyphus238 From: sisyphus238 Date: March 7th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't think that would be a problem. I only used it while my car was being worked on, and, while Portland is a Zipcar city, one of its functions is to provide transport for business people when they travel. Then again, since the service is available here I had no such issues. I think it only costs about 25$ to join (the company I work for paid that fee for me so it was essentially for me). What's nice about it is that you don't have to pay for gas or insurance (there's a 500$ deductible if you don't opt for their buy-in); you just log-on pick a car near where you're going to be and you're done. It's by the hour and in this city the rate is generally about 9$/hr, though it may vary depending on the model you rent. It's definitely worth looking into.
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