Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New York State
Bikes: Thorn Nomad Mk2, 1996 Trek 520, Workcycles Transport, Brompton
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Back in graduate school, around 1980, I got into yoga along with running, biking, and swimming. I've kept up most consistently with yoga since then. I quickly stopped running and switched to walking. I also dropped swimming. My biking variies in intensity.
I got back into biking a few years ago through working with the 2010 Census. That got me out onto lots of back roads that looked really nice for biking. Plus I even got out our teenager's bike for some of the nearby work. I didn't have a rugged enough bike - we live in the mountains. So then in October 2010 I bought an "expedition touring" bike - plenty rugged for most anything. And I have been riding it more and more!
My big goat this year was Cycling the Erie Canal, a tour organized by Parks and Trails New York. 400 miles, much of it along gravel tow path, and plenty of that rather bumpy. 400 miles in 8 days. I rode about 1600 miles this year before the tour started (July 8) - so now I guess I am over 2000 miles.
Working up to the tour, I focused on biking, and so got myself a bit out of balance. Now the tour is done - it went quite well - I need to get back in balance. Mostly I just want to do more hiking and a lot more yoga. Ah, and we got a rowing machine a couple years ago too, which is nice especially in difficult weather.
My BMI is around 25 and I definitely want to get it down to about 21. It was easier when I was living alone. Maybe when the teenager is off to college - in one month!!! - it will be easier to get the cookies and ice cream sandwiches out of the house!