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Back in the saddle


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Daughter Erin and I had a biking date with friends this evening, just a leisurely hour of riding. But it was a gorgeous day, so I decided to bike commute into town this morning. on the way back, I took the detour that takes me through a beautiful park by the lake, but ends with a nasty climb. So when we took the ride down into the gorge where the bike trail is, I was a little trepidatious about the climb back out.

We met up with the other two couples in the parking lot of the marina. "Where did you park?" they asked.

"Um, at home?" (To be fair, we live considerably closer to the park than either of them.) We rode a leisurely 8 miles round-trip and it was fun.

Then I had to face the hill. "I'll meet you at the top," I said to Erin. "I'll be walking up."

We made the climb out! Then to celebrate, Erin and I biked down to a local bar and had drinks, then biked on home.

Total for the evening: 17. Total for the day: 39. Finally over 100 miles on my bike for the year. By this time last year I was well into my 300s, so I have lots of time to make up. But it feels great to be out there again.
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OPTIMIST1948 5/15/2013 6:30AM

    You dont have to defend your decision to walk up the hills to me. I'm not one to judge...

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HOPERISING 5/4/2013 11:03AM

    Wow! You are cranking out those miles! One thing that has kept me OFF the bike where i live here in Kenya are the big, steep hills. I can only picture myself walking up every hill, and then coasting down the other side. emoticon Hitting the bar after makes a nice "reward"! I love it!

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MSANITAL 5/1/2013 9:00PM

    great ride.. I am hitting the road tomorrow I get my new bike.. I am so excited.. cannot wait..

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HILLSLUG98239 5/1/2013 7:52PM

    Woo hoo!

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NATPLUMMER 5/1/2013 11:46AM

    Yay!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 5/1/2013 10:58AM

    Great job! emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/1/2013 7:12AM

    Awesome! You know the weather has been a lot different this spring than last year too. Last year, we had a very early spring. This year, most of the country has been abnormally cold. That makes a big difference.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/1/2013 7:05AM

    Awesome! You know the weather has been a lot different this spring than last year too. Last year, we had a very early spring. This year, most of the country has been abnormally cold. That makes a big difference.

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TATTER3 5/1/2013 6:42AM

    Keep Sparkin'!!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/1/2013 1:53AM

    I can just picture you riding home from the bar! hahaha. glad you had a fun day of fitness!

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DATMAMA4 4/30/2013 11:08PM

    Good job! Every mile counts.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 4/30/2013 9:58PM

    emoticon

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MNABOY 4/30/2013 9:48PM

    emoticon emoticon like the drinks after!

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