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Thursday, March 18, 2010

It's a loong way back up!

the first bike ride of the season is always the most optimistic.
you are certain that it's a beautiful day and will remain so for the whole of your trip.
you are positive that you will get to where you are going and therefor get back home in a reasonable amount of time.
and you have no doubts that you will make it there and back again in one piece.
getting the bicycle off the hook it lives on and out of the garage was no problem.
getting on the bicycle and riding the 2 1/2 miles down the hill from my humble abode was no problem, barring some windburn and freezing cold fingers.
getting my little bit of chores done was also no problem.
then the reality of the 2 1/2 mile hump back up the hill at a 45*angle sets in.
*Sigh*
it took me 15 minutes to get down the hill and almost the better part of 90 minutes getting back up it.
I vow to make that time shorter! I even took the long "easy" way go around the human habitrail (other wise known as the housing development ghetto) instead of the 60* angle from 39th ave to 45th ave straight up.
I'm not sure that was an improvement.
Oh well, I got out of the house, I got some exercise, and I got some frozen shelled edamame, good for handful-at-a-time snakin, yum!

1 comment:

Jane said...

You motivate me, but I'm sure I won't get myself in a downhill predicament my first time out.LOL My bike hung on said hook in garage all last year because of a rear flat... getting it fixed is one of my top priorities as soon as the weather breaks for good... bike rides are good for the soul

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