Revving Up On The Trails
Thursday, September 13, 2007
I've been carrying my refurbed bicycle (my son's old Diamondback Wildwood) around with me (all loaded up into my Taurus up through the trunk over the folded down seats...lol) for the past month, hoping to squeeze in time to re-acquaint myself with biking again. It's only been at least 20 years since I've done any biking. Used to bike EVERYWHERE back in my college days as a 40+ acre campus made it a necessity for getting around to classes on time.
Anyhow, I've been getting after myself as I only rode the darn thing ONCE a few weeks ago for a short spin.
Yesterday I finally saw an opening of time and boogied down to our local park with trails and gave it a good shot. It was embarassing how wobbly and lacking in confidence I was, but I loved the long straightaways where I could rev up the gears and speed!
Despite all my treadmill work, I found LOTS of leg muscles working hard which don't appear to be the same ones I use on the treadmill...plus my BEHIND is sore today! Wonder if I oughta look for a bigger seat...? Anyhow, it felt great to get going on the bike finally. We'll see if I can work it in a bit more regularly...especially as it's cooler. Those helmets are killers when it's hot out! :-)