I rode my speed bike out to Carcross Corner and back tonight. I’m calling it a speed bike because my friend Claire reminded me that’s what we used to call bicycles with gears when we were kids.It sounds more like “me” than road bike does, which somehow sounds all serious. Anyhow, it was good. It was just what I needed: some time to be alone in my head and to think about things like cadence and running my feet in circles rather than mashing the pedals all the time. I feel just the right amount of tired and my sit bones are a little bit sore, but all in all it was a good ride and I feel happy about bicycles again. Which is kinda the point.
I took this at the cutoff – 8 minutes of break time in which to drink some water, nosh on a Cliff snack and take a few photos J