Friday at Hylas

So, it’s a regular club ride around here. Today was my first day to ride it. You’ve heard it before, I’m slow since I became a touring cyclist. That makes it a little difficult to ride with my buddies. Today, however, a friend and I committed to doing it.

Up until recently, Fridays had been off limits for cycling mornings because I didn’t want to be late for my Friday fun time with my Dad. Now that we can’t have that time any longer, it’s important to put it to good use. Like cycling to get fit! Gotta shake that “touring cyclist” mantra, and push myself to work on getting my heart rate up! A heart rate monitor has been on the radar for a few weeks, maybe now is the time.

The scenery was lovely and green. They day was just the right temperature and I enjoyed the company. There have been several accidents involving club members in the past week, and one accident resulting in death in NOVA within the past few weeks. None of these crashes involved cars. They have been our own fault. That makes me think twice about sucking tires!

Thus far, this week, I’ve got 59 miles. I’d like to be back into a rhythm soon. One approaching impediment might be the fact that a job is looming. Work will distract me from cycling for 7 weeks this summer. No morning rides, no mid-day rides, and no evening rides 5 days a week! Gotta really enjoy my cycling while I can in May and some of June.

Go make your own breeze and remember: if you’re not having fun; you’re in the wrong gear.


About rivercityweaves

I'm a mom, wife and fiber artist, living in rural Virginia. On days I'm not creating fiber art or teaching others how to, I'm probably saddle surfing on my Bianchi, or laughing with friends.
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2 Responses to Friday at Hylas

  1. tootlepedal says:

    Cycling can induce a sort of reckless trance. It’s often only by inches or seconds that you wake up enough to avoid a pothole or a sudden bend in a track. One of the benefits of old age is that I am going a lot slower now and have more time to wake up.

    I hope your work is worth missing the pedalling for.

  2. rivercityweaves says:

    Right you are! Conceptually, the work is definitely worth it. Let’s hope the reality lives up to expectations:0)

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