08 August 2009

Bicycling

I got a new road bike a couple of months ago (a Mercier Galaxy), and I've been quite happy with it, especially because now it's just so fun to go outside and get some fresh air and exercise.

There is something oddly satisfying about getting into the "zone" and in proper bike pedaling rhythm (about 90-100 min-1, if you wanted to know). And the agility of the bike, when compared to the old mountain bike I've been riding around since grade school, is positively exhilarating.

(Tangentially related: 100 min-1 is also the AHA-recommended rate for performing chest compressions during CPR. It's easy to get this right because it's also the beat to The Bee Gee's "Stayin' Alive". Who needs a cadence meter?)

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