Better something more than nothing. No, it's not some Talmudic bit of wisdom nor pivitol lesson of this week's Torah portion. Rather, it's just that: something more than nothing, merely, something to kick things off on this blog which aims to explore and enjoy all than happens when the Torah lifestyle meets the Hardcore Cycling lifestlye.
I'm in the progress of typing up real, content-laden entries for this blog, but not tonight. Tonight, I have a beat-up, over-worked, horribly abused Specialized Langster to breath yet a little more life into for tomorrow's commute/training ride. It's late, yet the strong coffee is poured and the teflon dry-lube is on the ready. The Park stand is set up and the tool box is open with a motley assortment of Park and Spin Doctor surgical tools. The Langster is creaking and groaning, grimacing and moaning. The poor thing has 1520 harsh miles on it this season and takes the abuse of it's dual role as commuter and trainer for the upcoming cyclocross season. It's seen rain, it's seen snow, it's seen speed and it's seen the ground. Yet, the valiant thing soldiers on with the fighting spirit of any serious road bike out there. A Colnago it may not be, but a trustworthy steed for The Complete Jewish Cyclist it is.
So a little coffee for me, some teflon dry-lube for the Langy, and eventually, lots of Jewish Cycling all of you out there.