Friday, August 29, 2008

Have I told you lately how much I love my bike?

After getting groceies after work and coming home and getting them all put away, I thought it was getting a bit late to think about going out for a bike ride. But I was inspired by the Hooterville Mayor who has made it his goal to get out and ride every day, even if it is just for a few short miles. With Charlie gone for the evening driving a bus trip, I didn't have anything better to do so I quickly changed and got out on the bike.

What a beautiful evening! I did a 14 mile loop and averaged 15.3 mph, not a great average but it was a hilly route so I was happy with it. Since I was on some hills and the shadows were starting to get long, I turned on my Bike Planet blinky light. Wow, it seems like cars really give you a wide berth when you have an obnoxiously bright blinky light! They probably think I'm set to detonate at any moment!

The ride improved my mood immensly - I need to do this more often!

2 comments:

bikingbrady said...

That probably explains my crappy mood....no biking lately :-(

Hooterville Mayor said...

When I'm not crankin' I get cranky!
Even just grabbing the MTB and going around the section on the gravel roads can be cathartic. Like someone once told me, it's the smiles not the miles!