4 days ago
Sunday, March 3, 2013
FIRST BIKE RIDE
After we were on the Iron Horse Trail Tom casually noted that it is uphill on the way there - only about a 2% grade - meaning you can't really see it but it is there. At about mile 4 my knees certainly registered it! We made it to our destination, meandered around the Farmer's Market, admired some dachshunds (missing Hilda) and then turned back.
The sun still hadn't come out as promised in the forecast, but my jacket was off and the reward of uphill all the way there was the much easier ride back. My knees were shaky the rest of the day (no Advil allowed yet so I just had to hang in there.) Now I know what I need to work harder on at the gym!
We have signed up for a bike event in May so I have a couple of months to get ready for that. Tom is planning to replace my big padded seat with a real bike saddle for our next ride. We'll see if that really does help with that other painful place - the "bottom" - he swears it will...