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Back on the bike

Saturday, June 19, 2010

After a long cold winter and just staring at the bike this morning I hit the road. Just did a couple of miles and my legs burned, I was soaked with sweat and the butt hurt. Why did I think this was just going to be a ride in the park?

I have been swimming a mile four times a week, so you think I would be in better shape. But apparently riding a bike uses different muscle’s then swimming and you really never notice that you are sweating when swimming.

But back to the ride, now a 53 year old man seems to have fears that a 10 year old kid does not. Riding down a hill at 15 miles an hour brought a chill to my spine and when I was 10 it was like can’t I go faster. Now I ride with a helmet and when I was 10, I would not have been caught dead in one. However, I think the bug bit me because I am looking forward to my next ride.

I was talking to my brother about my goal of riding the Perkiomen Trail / Schuylkill River Trail from Green Lane to the Art Museum in Philadelphia. It’s a 40 mile one way trip and it’s going to take a while to build up from a couple of mikes today to do trail but it’s a goal and I will do it.

I have wasted too many years being fat and just sitting on the chair dreaming of things to do, but never doing them. No more times are changing I so must I.
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    Biking sounds great.
    That 40 mile trip sounds like it would be a great adventure. Keep up the momentum and you will be looking for 60 mile rides.
    3809 days ago
    I know many people say that about biking using different muscles, especially in the spring when people have been running on the treadmill and not riding an exercise bike.

    You will get there. Can't wait to hear about that ride.
    3809 days ago
    What a great motivation tool to have...riding the Perkiomen Trail/Schuylkill River Trail!!
    3810 days ago
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