xmas update

Got a new bike yesterday, a GIANT upland.

I couldn’t really afford it, but thanks to the gratuity of friends and family (and God), by the time I got home I had more money than I had spent in my pocket..

Now _that_ is a christmas miracle.

I can now cycle 2-5km/hr faster. Yesterday I cycled 9km, then mowed the lawn, then cooked dinner. Not bad for an old fella.

The spec, for anyone interested is:

sizeXS:14, S:17, M:19, L:21, XL:23
colorBlack or White/Black
frameLightweight ALUXX butted alloy
forkInSync 320 80mm Suspension w/custom spring rate
handlebarSteel low riser 620mm
stemAlloy Ahead
seatpostSteel micro adj.
saddleO-Zone anatomical w/cut out
pedalsFlat comfort
shiftersShimano Altus EZ Fire+ 21speed
front derailleurShimano FD-T301
rear derailleurShimano TX31 7speed
brakesAlloy V-brakes
brake leversShimano V-brake
cassetteSRAM PG730 12-32T 7speed
chainKMC 7speed
cranksShimano M151 28x38x48T
bbVP semi cartridge
rimsAlloy double wall
hubsFr: Alloy QR Rr: Shimano Altus cassette
spokesStainless Steel, 14g
tiresKenda 26×1.95″


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