Saturday, April 24, 2010

to bike or not to bike...

It's NOT a question, if it were, obviously I would say "BIKE!"
But, unfortunately, due to a very wet spring, and this little thing called life and my job getting in the way, I have, regrettably, NOT been choosing the bike. Therefore my New Year's goal to do the dreaded but oh so attempting Tour of the Unknown Coast, (100 miles, 10,000 ft of climbing...can your legs hurt more?) just isn't gonna happen. I'm still going to make the metric century on that same day happen. I'm tempted to just go for it with the century, and knowingly die in the end, but it really really would not be fun, and not be good for my health. year TUC, I'm there....I'll have to pick out a century or two later this summer to do when I get get my butt in to gear, and when life slows down a bit, (hmmm, does that happen?)

Despite the onslaught of work, illness, and life in general I did manage to get out on a good ride last weekend. It was an Oh SO beautiful day, one of those days that makes you want to sing.
It was only 14 miles, but with 2,000 feet of climbing....which is typical of bike rides in my neck of the woods, all are straight up and down.
Riding makes me happy. I'm not totally sure why, but it just does. It feels good, during and after. Something about the wind in your face, being outside, and being STRONG!
Whoever invented the bicycle deserves the thanks of humanity.
- Lord Charles Beresford Miscellaneous

1 comment:

Sheelagh said...

You're amazing! 100 miles sounds like a lot. I would love to get my butt on my bike, but for some reason am hesitant to get going. I think part of it is not knowing my area well enough to pick out a long ride that's safe and scenic. Maybe someday I can ride that century with you. ;-)
And I hear you on the difficulties of fitting it all in. Life is jam packed when you're a mom, and a working one at that!