Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I'm not out yet...

I signed up for 30 Days of Biking and 30 days of reporting it.  I'm still biking everyday. I may not be talking about it everyday, but I'm still out there...

Some days it suck to get on the bike, and some times I look forward to it.  Every single day after my ride, I feel happy...

Be Safe and Be Green

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Day 2

Somewhere between the four mile walk on Saturday, the fifteen mile ride on Sunday, the 8 mile errand bike ride, and the night swimming lesson, both of which where on Monday.  My will seems to have gone with the sun.  Completely gone for the day.  Normally, I'm quite cheery on gloomy days. It's the sunny days that get me down. Don't ask, I'm just as confused as you are.

After dinner, we watched the latest episode of Game of Thrones while our stomachs settled down.  As we were watching our show, I could hear the rumble in the distance.  Rain was coming.  Begrudgingly, I put my wind vest on. I put all the lights on my trusty steed, and out there door I went. I didn't have a destination or a determined number of miles I had to ride. I just had to ride to get day two out of the way.

Ten minutes later and 1.58 miles later, I was home again.  Gasping for air, and my head cap drenched in sweat.  No more than 30 seconds after I walked in the door with my trusty steed by my side, the heavens spoke and unleashed a torrent of rain over my neighborhood.  I chose a good time to go out and come back home.

Even though I was tired and I didn't want to ride, I found myself going as fast as I could.  The words from our swim coach seem to echo in my ear.  "Pace yourself Zeus!"

Be Safe and Be Green.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Day 1

Right before leaving the House on my trusty steed.

The whole weekend, I meant to pass by my local office supply store to print out and laminate the spoke cards from 30 days of biking.  I really wanted to roll the whole month with a little bit of bling on my bike, yet somehow the weekend ended and I never got a chance to go.

As fate would have it, the very first ride for my very first 30 days of biking was to run an errand, on behalf of 30 days of biking (say that three times fast).  The trip to the shopping center was nothing new. Last week I found myself going to the same shopping center to buy dog food.  To get there and come back, it's a hair under 8 miles (7.93 mi if you want to be exact).  I do have to cross a major highway to go there, but I pretty much have to cross that highway to run just about 75% of the errands I could run on my bike.

At the moment, I find myself thinking that I should perhaps take a picture of said highway intersection since I will probably be going past it more than usual in a bike this month. Past the highway I cut through a neighborhood to get the shopping center.  Nothing too bad, I'm slowly learning to negotiate suburban streets.  The few pedestrians that I encountered gave me a warm smile, and I even got a couple of thumbs up from a couple of motorists.

Considering April just started, and that there are 29 more days to ride, I feel great.  I'm looking forward to what the rest of the month will bring.


Be Safe and Be Green