I rode my bike for the first time in years!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

One thing I haven't done in years because of my weight was ride a bike. Tonight, my husband and I decided to pull our bikes out and ride up to the grocery store to pick up a few items. The store is pretty close, so I suggested that we go pedalling around the neighborhood some first to get some extra exercise. Hubby, being the voice of wisdom that he is, suggested that we better not, because we haven't biked for so long, we'll probably get sore and tired and then not make it to the store. I'm thinking to myself, you've got to be kidding, what a wimp!

Well, in the end, he was right, and I'm glad we did it his way. After the 15-minute round trip to the store, my butt was killing me and my legs felt like overcooked spaghetti. (I wonder how many calories are in humble pie!) That's not going to stop me from doing this again, though. I can't believe how fun and exhilarating it was. I am so thankful I can comfortably balance my body on a bike now. I never could have done that before I lost weight. I can't wait until we can do a family bike trip.

But I definitely need a new seat first. Ouch!
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    Get some biker pants. They make them for both men and women just for riding bikes. They have extra padding in them. They are expensive but so worth it if you are going to ride a lot. Or you could see about getting one of those gel seats too. Keep up the good work! You look great!
    3211 days ago
    I am 62 and have been riding my bike for years but....I don't go miles and miles like some people! I have the old fadhioned kind with a basket on the front and big huffy tires! Lol

    love it!


    ps I also have a motor scooter! (see my pics)
    3467 days ago
  • BUBBLES1541
    How exciting to go bike riding!! I remember when I got back on (after 30 yrs), I had a hard time balancing & kept falling. The first few rides were painful! After I got the hang of it, I fell in love all over again. Keep riding!! Bubbles emoticon
    3523 days ago
    I'm so envious of your bike ride! When we were younger my husband and I had bikes..Now he won't even consider getting out and riding bikes and I hate to go alone. I would LOVE to have a bicycle again and get some exercise that way! So, I just dance in the living room and play around on the mini trampoline..I'm too afraid to actually "jump" yet! lol One of these days I'd love to find a biking buddy! Enjoy your bike! emoticon
    3534 days ago
    emoticon !!!
    You just inspired me. I bought a bike this weekend and plan on riding it weekend mornings. I will have to remember to start out small and work my way up to a longer ride.

    3536 days ago
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