It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything but my absence hasn’t been anything bad. My health has steady improved so much so that I’ve tried to start riding my bike again. I was a bit concerned when I got started because I actually thought that something was still wrong with my breathing. I talked with cardiologist about this and he just informed me that I was out of shape. After all, it’s been nearly two years since I’ve been on my bike.
When I first started back I was in for a huge disappointment. I heard about a bike ride that is held on every Sunday. It ranges from 8 to 10 miles. Remember those 20 mile rides I used to do every day? Lol. Not any more. After about three miles I knew I was in serious trouble. So many hills and I couldn’t remember how to clip in my peddles. In fact, before the ride even began I fell flat on my face trying to clip in. We stopped so many times waiting on the slower people that I think that’s what actually wore me out trying to clip in to those damn peddles. I realized then that I needed to ride around the house for a bit and get reacquainted with my bike. Shorted ride 1.34 miles, Longest ride thus far 13.48 miles. I’m averaging about 10 mph.
There is a ride in June called the Hot Hundred. You got it, it’s a 100 mile ride with smaller rides available. The shortest is a 29 mile ride that I used to ride in. I have my hopes of riding it this year. After my 13 mile ride I have my doubts. I still may get to ride it, after all it’s in June. It’s something that I’m working toward. If I don’t this year, there’s always next.