|My 8 year old, squeaky creaky bike....she's not fancy but she gave me a fabulous 33.37 KM bike ride this am!|
The brakes squeak something fierce, and the whole thing makes noise when I peddle...but it feels like I'm flying once I get going. I took my bike out on my 20 mile run route, it felt a little heart flopping to think I will soon be running that route again! Must admit it's much more fun zooming by on a bike then running. Part of my ride was on the greenbelt trails and the trails by the Nepean Sportsplex (about 11km of trails on my ride). I love riding on the trails, the smell of the trees and nature, the dirt flying, the small rolling hills, the winding paths. I can't ride as fast having to navigate the turns and there is a lot more breaking involved but its fun and engaging. I felt like a kid! The time flew by and before I knew it I was home having covered 33. 7 KM on my first bike out, and in 1 hr 29 min :) Not to shabby for this old bike. Best part is I was a sweaty, dirt splattered, happy, endorphin mess! With no impact on my foot.
|See dirty knees! I have dirt freckles!|
So I need a bike, like a proper bike. I mentioned it to Ryan in a blurr of sweaty high when I got home and he didn't say no... So I'm going to talk to him about it some more and see if perhaps I can get myself a decent middle of the road bike to log some miles on this summer. Perhaps even do a Duoathlon in Sept/Oct. One thing is for sure I am going to do a lot more riding this summer, as cross training in my Marathon Plan.