Sunday, June 07, 2009
Well I did the loop to the library again today. It's a nice 8 mile loop with some nice hills. I'm feeling more confident on my bike. I've gone over the handle bars of my bike once, luckily with no head or spinal injury, (they did do the backboard thing when they moved me to the ambulance) I ended up with major elbow damage,and I've been a rather cautious biker. I've even used the stationary bike in the basement---that one's really safe. Outside I tend to brake early and often going down hill, because I'm not quite sure of those brake. Today though I felt confident enough to hit 22 miles/hour on a down hill.
Now to the old ladies bike. In college I bike toured through Maryland, and Virginia on an old heavy bike. In grad school I splurged and bought a nice touring bike. My dh and I spent a week of our honeymoon bike touring Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. Then I got older and had kids and bought a bike to ride with the kids on the Katy Trail. The Katy Trail is a flat rails to trails path covered with crushed gravel. Here's the strange thing. Since I've bought the bike I've lost weight and improved my fitness. Now I keep looking at my Katy Trail bike and think, "What an old lady's bike" Of course the funny thing is that I'm a good 7 years older than when I bought the bike, but now I'm feeling too young for it.
Am I deluded, or not quite an old lady?