If you saw my Wordless Wednesday post or my Facebook updates or my tweets, you know that my husband got me a bike to help fill our weekends when our son goes off to college.
It’s not my first bike, but it is my first bike with gears and handbrakes–shocking, I know!
I took it for a short ride around our neighborhood the first day I got it, but last weekend was my first “real” ride. Here are five things I learned during that hour on the bike path:
1. My Garmin has a “biking” mode.
This means that I can keep track of my cycling miles on DailyMile.
2. Coasting down hills is fun, but so is passing others as my running-trained legs power me up steep hills.
3. I like to be in front so I can set the pace. My husband likes me to be in front so he can stare at my ass for an hour without me getting annoyed–maybe that’s the real reason he got me a bike. 😉
4. I need to work on my balance so I can change handlebar positions and signal turns without feeling like I’m about to wreck.
5. Padded bike shorts are a necessity–never mind the $50 price tag. You really can’t put a price on being able to use toilet paper without wincing!
I think cycling will be a fun way for my husband and I to spend more time together.
Have you tried a brand new activity this summer?