Posts Tagged ‘cycling’

Finished a Real Bike Ride

01 Aug

Rode 6.75 miles today on the bike. It’s the first time I’ve ever done a ride and learned a few things. The seat is uncomfortable and seems to be a wedge splitting your body. Riding hills is tough. Gears too low and you’re a hamster cranking in its wheel but not going anywhere – can’t really stand and pedal in this mode. Go to a couple gears higher and you can stand and still work the pedals, but it takes a LOT of energy to move. It takes a whole lot more work to get the bike up a hill than to run up the same.

Anyway, Steph’s training for her mini triathlon and I’m trying to support her and understand some of her pain. It’s a tough thing that she’s preparing for on August 16th!