Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I Want to Ride my Bicycle

I don't believe in Peter Pan
Frankenstein or Superman
All I wanna do is...
Bicycle bicycle bicycle

Guess What? Today I rode my bike. Again. This time I rode almost 12 miles and I so needed it!

As with running, I'm finding that cycling clears my head. Running bounces the thoughts out. Riding blows them out. Sure, they always find me again but usually by the time they do, the dusty layers that distort my perspective have been filtered out.

My booty wasn't as comfy this time. I only have one pair of padded bike shorts and they were dirty from yesterday's ride. At this rate, I may need to get that cute little riding skort! Yep... along with a new bike, some bike shoes, and fingerless gloves. Heck, I might as well add a sponsor to my list of needs!

No snakes today-- dead or alive. I did see an injured crow. I hate crows but I felt bad for it. It looked like its wing was hurt. I realized there was nothing I could do for it, so I wished it well and rode on.

I passed a lot of people out walking their dogs, saw several people taking what looked like family strolls, and even saw an elderly man watering his grass who reminded me of my Grandpa. That made me smile.

I took on a big hill near the end of my ride. I used to run up this same hill. As with when I first started running, it almost conquered me. I showed it that I can also beat it on a bike. Barely. There was much breathing (OK gasping for air), a lot of effort (and I do mean a LOT), and the need to stand on the pedals in order to breeze on weave exhaustedly up it.

All in all, it was an excellent workout!

Bicycle Races Are Coming Your Way
So Forget All Your Duties Oh Yeah!
Fat Bottomed Girls They'll Be Riding Today
So Look Out For Those Beauties Oh Yeah

Strange but classic Lyrics Provided by Queen ~ "Bicycle Race"


Mel-2nd Chances said...

yep, i could use a sponsor too! it can get expensive, but it's sooo fun.

X-Country2 said...

Oooh, a sponsor. Sign me up!

(Personally, I'd have worn the dirty shorts. But I'm kind of grungy that way. :o)

MCM Mama said...

I'm like XC2, I would have worn the dirty shorts, but then I plan to run tomorrow in the very sweaty clothes I ran in today...

Glad you are enjoying the bike!

AKA Alice said...

Yeah...I'd have worn the dirty shorts too (or quick rinse and dry in the dryer)...I couldn't sit on my bike seat in regular clothes for very long.

Be careful...bad boy is gonna find out you're two-timing him!

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Running through Life said...

I would have worn them again but the last time I wore them, they were dirty from the time before. :p

Jes said...

I still would have worn them. Geez, I'm gross!

Get the skort! I love mine!