Monday, May 06, 2013
I am doing so good on my weight loss and my workouts at the gym, I know my efforts would suffer or stop if I start training on the roads for an extended ride like this one. I donít get near as good a workout on the road as I do on the recumbent at the gym. So, he and I were talking and while it pains me to do it. I am going to stick with riding inside at the gym until I get much closer to my goal. Last time I was doing good with riding on the recumbent, my weight loss stopped as soon as I switched to outside riding. He understands the time and effort I have put in to this so far and he understands why I need to do this. I know we are both disappointed, but this is a yearly ride and I fully plan to make outdoor riding my maintenance routine once I reach my goal.
On a positive note, I have started bike shopping for my youngest daughter. I know mountain bikes are the popular choice. However she wants to ride with me on the bike trails I would ride on. These are paved, and this guy doesnít mountain bike. So, my bike is a road bike and there is no way I could ride slow enough on my bike to where she would not be still killing herself trying to keep up on a mountain bike. So, a few bike shop visits later I think I have found a small road bike to where we would both enjoy the ride. These rides would just be fun for me, not much workout value, but she will enjoy it immensely I hope. And I will find a second bike riding partner. The only problem is this style bike in her size is not something I can get off the shelf at walmart. And for anyone who has been to a bike shop recently, you know they are not cheap. So, I will be doing some online shopping to see if I can find one cheaper elsewhere. Or a used one.
Oh joy it looks like the rain is back. 2 inches yesterday was not enough I guess. I may be investing in a boat instead of a bike for my youngest. We can row our way around the neighborhood if this keeps up.
Itís a short one today. Have a great afternoon everyone.