Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's Like Riding a Bike

I finally got back on my bike today!!  I had been stressing about where to ride, what roads were safe....all that stuff.  I decided just to hit the trail near Pnut and Little Dude's school. So I dropped them off and headed to the trail.
I'm so glad I did.

Here are a few lessons learned from my ride this morning.

  • I LOVE my bike!

  • Seattle is an amazing place. The bike trails are awesome. They go on forever. 

  • Always bring tissues. I'm not a snot rocket fan and I'm getting over the flu. I had to blow my nose the whole ride. 
  • Seaplanes are awesome.  I'd never get in one, but I enjoy seeing them take off and land.

  • Always wear sunglasses. Dirt and bugs in your eyes suck.
  • I DESPERATELY need a new saddle. I won't go into details, but it was uncomfortable. 
  • I am not good at making sharp turns. Things almost got ugly. 
  • Being in aerobars is not as scary if cars aren't whizzing by you.
  • Seattle is doing strange things to the trees. Why are they florescent purple?

  • I love my children, but alone time is nice.  Wondering if I can get Little Dude in school 5 days a week :)

Finally got to wear my Tough Chik top.  I had a jacket on during my ride. Didn't want to scare people with my toughness.
All in all, a great ride.  16ish miles. I averaged 15 mph.  Not breaking any speed records but I had so much fun.  


  1. I can't wait to go riding out there!! Love that the Sammamish trail will be right near where we'll live too :)

    Great job!!

    1. It's a great trail. I think you will be on the other side. We can meet in the middle :)

  2. Stumbled onto your blog and your bike immediately caught my eye. I have the EXACT same one. Love my bike. Great job getting out there and enjoying the sunshine. I'm on the other side of the cascades where it's not so sunny this week :-(