Still getting out on the bike and it’s always a struggle to start.
As long as I change as soon as I get home into my cycling clothes, which immediately reminds me of why I’m doing this. Cycling clothes are not forgiving and I’m not even full on spandex, just some capri’s and a cycling top. Still I can see where I need work but it’s getting better. The pants were tight and now they fit!
Armed now with the encouragement that it’s working I fill up my water bottle and often wonder if it would be wrong to cycle with wine? YES YES it would, DO NOT drink and cycle. Do not ask how I know this but trust me it’s a bad idea. Then it’s out the door and a big SIGH as I look at the hill I have to go up. It’s not a bad hill, more of a slow crawl then it flattens out and then there is a bigger hill. The good thing is that this means my ride ends downhill.
This hill I always struggle with, the legs aren’t warmed up and I always think I’m not going to make it, wonder why I’m doing this and debate turning around. In the back of my mind though I know that if I make it through the first part I get a downhill and then pretty flat and as my legs warm up a miracle happens …… I start to ENJOY it!
Once the legs are warm and I’m feeling good, I start to feel cocky like a SUPERSTAR at least until some kid goes speeding by me reminding me that I have a long way to go to SUPERSTAR! Oh well pedal, pedal pedal and soon I’m at the Glenmore Reservoir which is wonderful to cycle around. I usually go a little later to avoid the children and families but people are pretty good about following the rules of the bike path. Now that I’m gliding along I get to enjoy a wonderful view, one I don’t think I will ever tire of.
First we duck down into Weaselhead and it’s lush and green:
Then back up to the other and more lovely trees:
Then the reservoir and usually there is a sailboat or two:
Lovely views and makes for a really nice ride:
Then I see Heritage Park and the big H, for some reason this makes me think I’m almost home but in reality I’m only just over half way:
Even though I start out begrudgingly I always enjoy it when it’s done and am so glad I got out. Also the flabby is disappearing soon I’ll be a SUPERSTAR in cycling clothes!