Afternoon, friends! I was a good little workerbee all morning (as was the Husband, he is pulling together finances + a marketing plan for his new business). But we decided to take a break to go on a lovely bike ride.
My OLD route (in Orlando):
My NEW route:
Can I say that I actually very much prefer my old route? It was a straight shot, minimal cars, no hills. Really great for going fast (or trying to). My neighborhood in Charlotte is pretty, but itâ€™s not very conducive to biking, although I see a lot of cyclists out.
Still fun, regardless! We did 7.0 miles in 55 minutes â€“ why did it take so long? I blew a tire a mile from home and didnâ€™t have a repair kit, so we had to walk a mile back to the house. Boo.
Came home and made lunch!
Sourdough bread with Earth Balance:
Spinach and arugula salad with mashed sweet potato, black beans, and cucumbers, drizzling with Sweet Poppyseed dressing!
A while back I read that fellow blogger/cyclist John didnâ€™t regularly wear his helmet, and I gave him a little lecture on bike safety. :) I guess I convinced him because he bought a helmet and began to wear it religiously. Good thing, too, because he wiped out the other day and ended up needing stitches. He also smacked his head but was fine because of the helmet. Ouch! John wanted me to remind everyone to WEAR YOUR HELMET, even for short, local, or slow rides. And I was happy to oblige!
More biking safety/gear posts for your enjoyment:
- Why you need to replace your helmet if you crash, even if thereâ€™s no visible marks on the helmet (John is replacing his!)
- The gear every cyclist wants (or needs)
- How to take apart a bike and ship it across the country
- How to buy a new or used bike
Happy (and safe) riding!