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The Biker Babes return!


Saturday, April 27, 2013

I got an invitation earlier in the week to go bike riding this morning with KALIGIRL and her collection of (offline) friends who also bike. It was my first outing of the year on my trusty Brenda Starr Trek!

Weather was in the 40's (F), and misty, but the roads/trails were dry... and what a great time we had. There were only three of us in our group this morning and we were ALL out for the first ride of the season. My legs sure told me it was the first ride, coming up that last hill. I observed I was about three gears down from last year's max going up that hill.

At our stop downtown for breakfast, it was hilarious... we all three had our Smart Phones out swapping tips on various tracking apps, but the really fun part was remembering that we are ALL of "such an age" that mostly we remember exercise/biking/having fun as kids without all this technology! Nowadays to get SOME kids out the door or off the couch, you have to START them with technology!

But we looked like those clumps of 20 somethings who go out to eat together and then rather than be breakfasting with our newspapers... we were navigating web sites and pointing at stories on the web! We may not be TOTALLY up with the kids, but for a bunch of over 50's (60's in my case), we're not doing so bad.

After our break, we stopped also at a relatively new local landmark, the Jayne Snyder Trails Center, which supports the hiking/biking trails. They were having an open house, and we stopped in before heading home.

In short... good time had by all, and the needs of mind, body and spirit fed! We shall see how much fitter we feel by the end of the biking season next fall!
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ANDI571 4/29/2013 9:31AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time! emoticon

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LJCANNON 4/29/2013 8:32AM

    emoticon Technology will never take the place of Good Old Fashioned "Playing" but you are right, it requires Technology to get the Kids off the Computer these days. I am glad that more Apps seem to be recognizing the need for us to "Get Moving".
emoticon Sounds like a WONDERFUL Day you and the Girls had! Very Happy for you -- And a little Jealous because you have a Spark Friend so close! emoticon

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SPARKFRAN514 4/28/2013 7:54PM

    emoticon emoticon on having some friends to get healthy with. hope you continue to have get together s make the trip onthe spark trail more fun emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/28/2013 8:36AM

    I would LOVE to have a group of friends to do this with! So inspiring! It sounds like you had a wonderful day!

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CASEYTALK 4/28/2013 7:55AM

    It sounds like great fun!

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KLMEIRING 4/28/2013 7:53AM

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REJ7777 4/28/2013 7:45AM

    It's always a joy to read your blogs about how you enjoy different forms of physical activity with your friends. As someone who's 62 and received an iPad from my son for my birthday, I had to smile at your use of technology. I LOVE the gadget! Love all the different apps... for SO MANY things. I learned there's a Geocaching site almost in my backyard. Fun! fun! fun!

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PMRUNNER 4/28/2013 5:46AM

    Sounds fun!

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SWEDE_SU 4/28/2013 2:13AM

    sounds like a great day, love the description of the technology!

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MNTWINSGAL 4/27/2013 11:20PM

    What a great morning! Sounds just perfect. Hopefully it's the first of many rides now that spring has FINALLY arrived!

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KARIDIAN1 4/27/2013 11:13PM

    70's in MN finally. Can you believe it was snowing Monday!

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LEANJEAN6 4/27/2013 8:36PM

    Good thing for a new day--and it has been better!!----hope so for you too!--Yer bike ride sounds awesome!--I did get for my run to-day--up the highway-Any day yu get for some outside exercise is awesome! emoticon -

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COMPUCATHY 4/27/2013 7:52PM

    Awesome! Yeah...I would have been all about the tracking apps, too! They sure make it fun! Glad you had a good time! Keep up the good work! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/27/2013 7:40PM

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KALIGIRL 4/27/2013 6:46PM

    A emoticon time was had by all!
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DALID414 4/27/2013 4:39PM

    How fun!

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LESLIELENORE 4/27/2013 4:02PM

    Sounds like an awesome time! I gotta get out there myself.

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OVERWORKEDJANET 4/27/2013 3:36PM

    Sisterhood!
Sounds like fun and wish I was there

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1CRAZYDOG 4/27/2013 1:40PM

    LOVE IT! If I lived there I'd be a Biker Babe too! Glad you had a good first ride of the season. HUGS

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DEBRITA01 4/27/2013 1:38PM

    After this winter, it's great to be outdoors again. Glad you had an enjoyable ride with your friends...it's good for the soul :) emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 4/27/2013 1:31PM

    Terrific!
43 yr of arthritic knees has put a damper on biking for me.

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