Remember when I lived in Orlando, and I used to go on epic bike rides surrounded by beautiful Florida scenery?
All of that awesomeness/terror was just 3.0 miles from my house behind the Orlando International Airport. A 10.0-mile stretch of flat, carless perfection.
Yeah. Well. Now I live in Charlotte, and while I think Charlotte is awesome for many reasons, it sucks for biking. I get to bike in this instead:
No, thank you.
So, until I can find a quiet country road to bike out (or drive out) to, I am stuck on my trainer.
FYI – If you stick books under the front of your bike, it makes the Bell Motivator much, much more comfortable!
Today is SUPER busy – seriously, I’m running around like a headless chicken – but I really, really wanted to get a sweat in. For my mental sanity and physical release. All I had time for was 20 minutes on the bike while watching “True Life: I Eloped,” but it was totally worth the effort. Every little bit counts!
Hummus sammie and soup:
And a bowl of fruit:
Are you a cyclist who trains on the busy city streets? After seeing my Dad get hit by a car, my friend get hit by a car, and actually being hit by a car myself (last year – it was minor, and I didn’t blog about it), I am REALLY nervous about cars. Any advice?
omg gators! so scary! but not as scary as the huge number of hills in my town that deter me from ever getting on a bike 🙂