(my half century turned in to a metric after I had to backtrack. I am totally stoked about my great day, but exhausted.)
Cycling is such an integral part of my life that I often do it without even thinking about it. So far my bike has seen six weekend "tours" this year already, and several other day trips too numerous to mention here. This Saturday I'm lining up 250-odd km in Northern NSW through some of the best riding available on mainland Australia. I haven't even thought about Sunday yet, but I might just head for the beach if it's warm enough, or find something else to do.
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ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.
"Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"_Nicodemus
"Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred
Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"_krazygluon
This weekend the bike and I are sticking close to home. Friday a ride with the club, work Saturday, and Sunday lead a ride for the club.
Now later in the month, the bike and I are spending a week in the Rideau Lakes region of Eastern Ontario. Last year I took two bikes--road bike and a hybrid for off-road. This year I'm taking just the Portland and its second wheelset with the cyclocross tires mounted. (This is the wheelset that wears the studded snow tires in winter.) The plan is the same as last year--alternate days between paved road metric centuries (road wheelset) and poking around on the dirt roads (cyclocross wheelset).
Then five days after that, we're taking the train to Denver where we'll ride the Front Range of the Rockies for a week.
My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
The perfect day: Riding a bike to the library.—Peter Golkin
Lucky for me, I work at a library and bike to work.
It is supposed to snow tomorrow, but there's a chance we might be able to get out for a short recreational ride on Sunday.
How about you?
We got out for a recreational ride!! Our first ride this month! It felt so good to be out again.
After being sick for the last couple months, and what with it being winter, we haven't been out much since April.
It was a beautiful sunny day with a high of about 13C and a bit of a breeze, and we rode the cycleway ... 26.75 km.
All my bicycle riding is for fun (recreation) including riding to various useful destinations, including gym, stores and library, and in a past life, to work.
If it wasn't fun (recreational) I wouldn't do it. Any environmental, health, and/or money gains from my cycling is just extra gravy on top of the main course of fun.
Saturday: Cycled 38.16 km. Today was a lovely, sunny winter day with a high of 14C. The hint that it is winter here is the snow on the mountain, which we could see most of the way. We rode the cycleway plus a bit at the end. The people along the way were very friendly today ... lots of chatty cyclists and walkers.
I'm getting back into this again. Last week, my legs felt tired after 18 km, and the last 8 km of the ride was challenging. This week, my legs felt tired after 25 km, and the last 13 km were challenging. So ... I guess that's an improvement.
On the road ...
Mt Wellington, from the start/finish area ...
And several more ...
I'm bummed. The industrial forest lands (and by extension, the public lands in the same area) are now closed to public entry due to higher fire risk. You're not even supposed to walk in. So no more happy miles of empty logging roads, until the fall rains start anyway. They only started these restrictions a few years ago after some idiot started a forest fire not far from my house. He was plinking (target shooting) a 50 caliber *****. Using tracers as ammo.
Falls City, OR
1993 Rocky Mountain Fusion
2012 Fargo 2