Saturday, April 12, 2014

I'm Back On My Bike!!!

Spring is here!  My bike is out and I am riding.



I actually rode my "older" bike the first couple rides to allow the salt to get a little more washed off the roads. Then I couldn't stand it and got out my road bike!!!


I rode 20ish miles on my first ride on one of my favorite routes.  A friend went with me and I kept exclaiming over how wonderful it was.  Heaven.

During the work week I rode after school on another favorite route but I was tired and not feeling it that day and did one loop instead of turning back and doubling it.  Thursday I rode with a friend and we debated not going after listening to wind HOWL all afternoon.  But we went in the direction of the wind first and managed okay.

The cross winds were the worst as I worried about being blown over.  Then we turned around and came back with the wind. That was pure delight and we got 26 in when I wasn't sure we would get any.


I liked that route so much I went back on it today.  I left from home and wanted to make it 30 miles.  BUT my odometer wasn't working.  I went to get it fixed on Friday and still not working.  It works if I am going less than 15m.p.h. but as soon as I hit 15 it stops.  How weird is that! So I guess I need to go back.  In the end the route was 29+ so I did pretty well.



On the way home I stopped for just a bit and watched the kayak race in the river near my house. I am usually doing a half marathon and miss it.  I didn't sign up this year and I must say I was quite delighted to not be doing it. Right decision.

I have still been running and swimming so life has gotten busier. Tomorrow I need to run 11.  It's supposed to be raining but I hope it holds off for a bit!

Hope you are doing something that delights you as much as biking delights me.

12 comments:

Lisa Isenberger said...

Yay! So glad the weather is good enough for you to bike again. :-)

Mike Ransick said...

Beautiful pics as always!

Zaneta @ Runner's Luck said...

Yay for being back on your bike! It looks like you have some gorgeous views on your routes!! 😊

Jamoosh said...

Woot! Time for awesome Spring pics.

Amy Crawshaw said...

I'm very glad for you that biking is back on your menu!

Kate Geisen said...

So happy for you that you and your bikes are getting quality time together! I think you're getting in more miles than I am...I need to figure out a way to ride more during the week.

That kayak race looks really cool.

Jill said...

Friday I rode my bike (31 miles); it was 73 degrees and I got a sunburn.

Today, it was a freaking blizzard. I'm not joking. Barf! I never thought I'd say it, but I WANT TO GET ON MY BIKE!!!

Anyhoo, enough about my sad life in the Arctic Tundra of what was once paradise.... glad to see your weather's cooperating and your pride and joy's been back on the road spinning its wheels. :)

Johann said...

Nice to see you could enjoy a ride like that. Will be great for your motivation.

Fran said...

Woohooooooooooo it's good to see you back on the bike. It's been a long Winter for you so happy Spring is finally here.

Teamarcia said...

How great you're rolling on your 'main' bike again. I made it out once last week. Today it's snowing again.

Giorgio said...

So glad to hear you're enjoying the Spring weather. Beautiful pictures, as usual!

Liz said...

I have really been loving biking the last few weeks, so I completely understand. It just gives you such a sense of freedom, especially in sunny weather.