I took Angus, my bicycle on a massive 8.5km ride today. Ok it’s not that massive but for a relatively unfit, chubby woman it felt massive.
I stopped for lunch at around 1 for over an hour and I walked through town. I ran into so many friends who were keen to jump on Angus and have a quick ride. He was very obliging. It was really lovely.
I’ll be biking around a lot more often now that I’m feeling more confident! And I’ll be pimping my ride, so to speak. I’ll need a basket in front and a rack and some fenders. It was such a leisurely thing to do.
I even rode on the ROAD! Only in dedicated bike lanes however. What a feeling?!
One thing I will say is that you have a lot better perspective on a bike than you do in a car or even walking, especially on the road. Inclines that I had never noticed before, were huge mountains to climb over. I’ll admit to jumping off and walking occassionally, generally because my knee felt like it was about to give.
I was able to see the city from a whole new angle. The above photo doesn’t demonstrate just how striking the view was here. I could even see that the tide was out on our river. That’s how detailed it was.
Here’s the route I took. Screen shot from map my ride: