Monday, July 2, 2012
ON THE ROAD AGAIN...
After about a year of feeling sorry for myself and riding a stationary bike over the winter, I dug my old bike out of the garage. We keep everything. I won this bike or traded in some points thru Scotiabank about 20 years ago. I just spiffed it up, oiled the chain, Rejean rigged up a pouch in front for my camera and water bottle and off I went. I wear a helmet at all times and a blaze orange mesh vest with a big florescent X on the back and stripes on the front. I want to be seen on that highway - I don't want to end up on some logging truck's hood as an ornament.
On my first venture yesterday - up to FootPrint Road and back - I saw a deer. Today I rode up to Jobam -no matter which way I go on the highway, I will always run into hills. But I get the gears just right and I can usually make it up the hills - counting and standing up on the pedals helps too. I am sure my bum will thank me in a couple of months. Speaking of which, I must get a more comfortable seat - and an odometer to see how far I go.