After a few modifications to the new ride, she was ready for the open road this past evening. Overall is went well, felt weird but good. It was a really hard transition to go from a 2010 specialized road bike to a 1974 Huffy Mainliner Cruiser. Based solely on age and type you can tell they are worlds apart.
Once I got over the feel of a heavier bike with fatter tires and a much more comfortable upright position I was very happy. That is until I hit a bump and realized that I hadn’t tightened my seat enough and it went from horizontal to vertical! Needless to say, that was very uncomfortable for a second and required a bit of a balancing act the rest of the ride.
Overall, a great debut. With the dynohub and a really cool LED accessory my mom got me for Christmas, riding at night was no problem at all. You could see me coming from a mile away.
It was stupid COLD out though, I think it bottomed out at around 5 degrees. One thing I’ve learned is that no matter how well you prepare and layer, you’re never really ready for 5 degrees.