Monday, November 2, 2009

Pedal Power Update - November 2009

Wow! Is it November already? Somehow we moved from extreme heat to just about perfect weather (although we had some serious rains over the last month) - We're talking lows in the 50's and highs in the 70's. It IS Texas, so it's not like this will last for long, but I'm going to enjoy primo bike weather while I have it - and so I have!

I actually took two 20+ mile rides this last month and though my legs were aching by the time both were over, there's just something about the power I feel having gone so far (sometimes against some pretty hefty winds) and the ache of my poor legs just makes me feel that much stronger. I mean, seriously. A year ago, I would never even considered pushing myself this far just to run a few errands across town. Makes me wonder what changes another year will bring...

I have some exciting news in Pedal Power! One of my readers gave me a bike trailer (photo above). Yeah! No kidding! It was a thoughtful and incredibly generous gift. I need to have Dave do some modifications to my bike to make it work though so I haven't actually tried it out yet. I'll get to it, I promise. And a HUGE thanks to Michelle for offering it to me!

It's supposed to be gorgeous all week with no chances of rain, as far as I can tell. So you can bet I'll be out on my bike, pedaling around-town to get all our errands run and maybe even a few fun rides just to explore new areas of town. If you see me, be sure to wave!

9 comments:

Beany said...

Now all that kitty little and doggie food hauling is going to be so easy! Congratulations on the gift.

I'm so excited about your pedal powering progress (now you say that 3 times fast!). Maybe when we meet, San Diego riding will be easy peesy.

Heather @ SGF said...

Beany - Yeah, I'm nowhere near your level, but I've come a long way. Who knows. Maybe one day we'll bike to CA instead of drive....

Beany said...

Yeah, I'm nowhere near your level,

You know it is not a contest. I only recently realized that prior to leaving Philly I never rode more than about 8 miles ever? Occasionally I would do a 60 mile ride on a bike path true...but then whined about the pain for a week and hate a mountain of food.

Heather @ SGF said...

Beany - Ok. So I'm just taking smaller baby steps. From 8 miles to a ride across the country? Good heavens, girl!

Chile said...

The new trailer is so exciting! And ya'll are shaming me into getting on my bike today. It's been well over a week since I've ridden anywhere and I'll have to wipe the dust off the seat before I head out.

Heather @ SGF said...

Chile - I get withdrawal symptoms when I'm not on my bike. I'm so addicted... :)

Chile said...

I did but with time it turned to inertia. :(

Technologiclee said...

For anyone biking at night, you might be interested in a light called the LighLane.

http://twistedsifter.com/2009/06/the-lightlane-if-you-bike-at-night-consider-this-light/"

Heather @ SGF said...

Technologiclee - Thanks! I've been looking at lights for the bike. This looks like a neat option.