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Back in the saddle [Apr. 30th, 2013|09:49 pm]
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Daughter Erin and I had a biking date with friends this evening, just a leisurely hour of riding. But it was a gorgeous day, so I decided to bike commute into town this morning. on the way back, I took the detour that takes me through a beautiful park by the lake, but ends with a nasty climb. So when we took the ride down into the gorge where the bike trail is, I was a little trepidatious about the climb back out.

We met up with the other two couples in the parking lot of the marina. "Where did you park?" they asked.

"Um, at home?" (To be fair, we live considerably closer to the park than either of them.) We rode a leisurely 8 miles round-trip and it was fun.

Then I had to face the hill. "I'll meet you at the top," I said to Erin. "I'll be walking up."

We made the climb out! Then to celebrate, Erin and I biked down to a local bar and had drinks, then biked on home.

Total for the evening: 17. Total for the day: 39. Finally over 100 miles on my bike for the year. By this time last year I was well into my 300s, so I have lots of time to make up. But it feels great to be out there again.
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[User Picture]From: mplsindygirl
2013-05-01 02:00 am (UTC)

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You are an inspiration to me once again. My longest ride so far this spring is 12 miles. Haven't hit 100 total yet. More snow due here day after tomorrow :( That's my lame excuse.
[User Picture]From: zoethe
2013-05-01 02:09 am (UTC)

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It's been my lame excuse, too. On Sunday I finally realized that I had to stop waiting for nice weather and rode 15 miles in a drizzle.

I may have to upgrade my iPhone case, but otherwise I am remarkably waterproof. I have to remember that.
[User Picture]From: cyan_blue
2013-05-01 02:26 am (UTC)

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Go you!
[User Picture]From: naath
2013-05-01 09:21 am (UTC)

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Yay for bike outings to nice places! I'm up to 800 miles so far this year, but none of it was to nice places.
[User Picture]From: zoethe
2013-05-02 03:12 am (UTC)

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800? Wow! I'm very impressed.
[User Picture]From: naath
2013-05-02 08:26 am (UTC)

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In 3 mile chunks :-p Bike is how I get places I want to be, we don't have a car (and are very lucky to live close enough to "places I want to be" that this is a sensible proposition).
[User Picture]From: ba1126
2013-05-01 02:07 pm (UTC)

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Impressive!Congrats!
[User Picture]From: zoethe
2013-05-02 03:12 am (UTC)

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Thanks!
[User Picture]From: goldiebug
2013-05-01 02:43 pm (UTC)

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Well done! thanks for the reminder to get off my duff and get on my bike again.
[User Picture]From: zoethe
2013-05-02 03:13 am (UTC)

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Enjoy riding!
[User Picture]From: fitfool
2013-05-14 11:44 pm (UTC)

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Very cool to be able to weave your exercise right into your day like that.