I went for a bike ride yesterday and today. It is slowly dawning on me the things I can do when i have no kids in tow. Biking is one of them.
Of course I can go with the kids, but Elijah isn't quite there yet with his ability to be able to keep up. And Madelyn still needs to stay on sidewalks.
So, when I am by myself I can go however fast, however far, etc. Good stuff.
I used to bike a lot when I was younger. I would go anywhere I could on my bike. I would even go along the trail that ran along the creek until I could no longer make it on a bike. It was fun.
I am noticing a few differences between biking then and biking now.
One. I wear a helmet. I know, I know. It's not super attractive, but neither are head injuries.
Two. My bum hurts. Ouch. I think this is just a matter of getting used to being on a seat like that, but we'll see.
Other things I noticed are ...
Dogs seemed to get more excited when you ride by on a bike rather than just running or walking. Yikes.
Squirrels in the road can be quite daunting. They don't know which way they want to run and I don't want to run over one in a car, much less a bike.
I am a wuss. I slow way down when I am going around a turn that has gravel on it.
I still want to take my bike over to a trail that runs along the river one of these days though. I am thinking that will be a good place to go as a family. We got rid of our trailblazer though. Hopefully we can fit the bikes in our Santa Fe.
Either way, it added some calories to my daily intake on livestrong.com so now I can eat dinner tonight :oP