Let's be honest, I've been riding my bike more this year than the last 3 years COMBINED. While that's sad for the last couple of summers, it's great for this one. And this girl.
Thanks to some riding buddies who are calm and patient, I've been able to get out and ride more in the city whereas before even the thought of riding in Buckhead scared the living daylights out of me. I've encouraged myself when I really, REALLY don't want to ride and would prefer to go home after a long day and drink a glass of wine. I've pushed myself to go a little further than I felt I could. I faced some fears.
|Riding over I-285 during rush hour traffic giggling because I was having a way better time than those commuters!
I was out this evening by myself on a local rail-to-trail and it was glorious. The trail was quiet with very few people on it, the weather was great and I just felt good! I trucked along at my best pace yet and kept thinking to myself how cycling can really be therapy. It's great to get out on my own sometimes and work through some of those thoughts rolling around in my head. It's even better to get off that bike all sweaty knowing I gave it my all!
I finally feel like I've been re-bitten by the bicycle bug and I couldn't be happier, y'all!!
Now to convince my husband that I NEED a new bike.... ;-)
|Tonight's ride on the Silver Comet