Slow news days
I haven't posted in several days, mainly because there isn't much worthy of posting about. I'm waiting on several shipments which comprise all the stuff I need to get the Helios in the air -- all that stuff will be here by Friday. Weather has been not-so-good, so haven't flown much, other than the requisite "demo flights" of the SHP for my dad-in-law on Saturday. :) That was fun though.
My friend Chad had another equipment failure and is selling out of the hobby, which kind of sucks, but he's had really bad luck lately. :/
I've been out on my bike quite a bit though. My wife's started riding with me, which has been completely awesome. She wasn't so sure how she'd do, after not having been on a bike much in many years, and after having a nasty problem with her tailbone when she tried riding a year ago. But we've been doing 4-7 mile rides and she's enjoyed it and done very well at it!
I'm looking into maybe switching bike styles. I upgraded from the Trek 7.3 FX to the 7.5 FX, which is the same "fitness-style" geometry, but then got to thinking I might be able to get more speed out of a road bike, if I can deal with the ride position. I went to the LBS and tried out a Trek 1.2 (very entry level road bike) and actually... found it more comfortable for me than the FX series geometry! They're getting in a 1.5 for me to try out, and I'm looking forward to that, but I'm really thinking of the 2.1 or 2.3, or one of Specialized's high-entry-range models (Allez Compact Sport Double perhaps). We'll see!