Yesterday, I got a chance to go mountain biking and did not realize how covered the trails would be from all the fallen leaves. I have to admit, I felt a little intimidated at first because it was very hard to see the trail. I didn’t go super fast (not that I can) because I wanted to make sure I did not go off the trail, or hit something that could make me wreck.
Yesterday I went mountain biking and I made a big mistake! Now that the park is closing earlier, we were not able to park where we sometimes do at the trail head. We only had an hour to ride, so we decided to park at the bottom and take the connector trail up to the main trails that we wanted to ride.
I have been noticing over the past couple of months that my husband has only been riding his single speed bike when we go mountain biking. At first, I didn’t think anything about it, but then I started wondering what the big deal was? He had bought a Gary Fisher single speed bike a couple of years ago from someone off of Craigslist and rode it off and on, but now he is riding it all the time! Continue reading
I am so excited about today’s ride! I finally rode the hardest trail for the first time this year. I rode it a few times last year, but wanted to get stronger in my legs before trying it again this year, because it starts off on steep climb that feels like it goes on forever! I believe it is about 1/4 of a mile for the climb. Needless to say, I have come a long way from last year to today. Continue reading
I finally went mountain biking all by myself! Usually my husband goes with me, but he had to work late and the weather was perfect…so I took a chance and went. I had such an awesome time! I went at my own pace, and just truly enjoyed myself. The only downside to my ride was the fact that I forgot to turn my Strava App on, and I also forgot my polar at home. It sucks because this time I didn’t take my usual 10-15 min break. Other than just pulling over to let someone pass or grabbing water, I didn’t stop for long at all. I know I probably beat my personal record today. Oh well! There’s always next time!
My husband emailed me this video today and I laughed practically the whole time while I watched it. Why? Because it reminded me so much of our earlier rides together when I was just learning. Don’t get me wrong, I am still learning, but I have come a long way from last year. Whoever made the video reversed the roles. Probably to keep a lot of arguments from breaking out with couples. LOL
When I was in my thirties and first started out on my weight loss journey, I lived in Florida. There was a paved bicycle trail that went from one city to another, and a friend and I would ride it a few times a week for some exercise. My favorite part of the ride was when the path went through a wooded area. It was always so pretty and a lot cooler, because of all the shade the trees provided. I always took my time going through these areas of the trail because I enjoyed it so much. Continue reading