I did about a 12 1/2 mile bike ride. My app quit halfway through my ride, so I'm relying on Google Maps to tell me how long the ride was. It took about an hour and a half. I am so slow right now..
I've got an appointment to get Penelope a tune-up in two weeks. There's a great little bike shop in town that specializes in Vintage bicycles. There's a click when I'm pedaling. I'm sure that she could use some good maintenance. I'm not going to blame my lack of speed all on the need for a tune-up, though.
I'm heavier than I was when I was at peak biking form. Heavier = slower. I'm hoping that biking again helps to lighten my load, so to speak.
Anyhow, I wasn't hurrying today. I was just taking a little test ride.
What a ride it was.
|Spot the snake|
There were some lovely wildflowers by the bike path.
The mountains across the lake were magnificent.
Possibly best of all, there was a nesting pair of ospey in a newly cleared lot, working on making a nest on a telephone pole. They were so close, and simply majestic. There were other birds along the way, too, but the osprey were the best.
I look forward to my next bike ride. Will it be to work? I don't know.. but it will be soon!