After a weekend of biking our asses off (figuratively and literally) in Montreal (that story HERE), I have now surpassed the 50% point of my annual goal of 3,000 km. WooHoo!
It was a beautiful day in Saint John, NB. It also happened to be the day that Marathon-by-the-sea was taking place. We were a little worried setting out as our regular Sunday route intersected with the marathon route in several spots. We were afraid of hold ups and being re-routed. Our worries were all for naught. Not only was the marathon not an issue…it was an advantage! Our timing was perfect. We avoided the runners for the most part and the orange pylons set up all along the route ensured that vehicles gave us a wide berth.
We did our regular Sunday route twice (total of 90 km) to get me to 2,000 km YTD!
It’s human nature to break things up in to manageable chunks. When we set out early this spring our cycling goal of 2,000 km seemed such a long distance off. Although we got off to a slow start, we’ve been biting off big chunks recently. The goal is in sight. To put in perspective…I’ve eaten three fourths of the orange…just a small segment left!
Got out for our first ride on this beautiful Easter weekend. We logged 21 km which is just over 1% of our 2,000 km goal for the year. To put it another way… we only have to bike that same distance another 99 times to have surpassed our goal. As we were biking along, the song “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” popped in to my head and annoyingly stayed there for the rest of the ride. I heard recently on the radio that the phenomena has a name, it’s called an earworm. According to the story the best way to get rid of an earworm is to do a word puzzle. Let’s first see if writing a blog post can cure me…
The sun is shining, the snow is melting and visions of bicycle rides are starting to take shape. I’ve wiped the slate clean on the old cyber odometer. Starting from zero is exciting (and a little sad). Our first ride of the season is usually on St Patrick’s day which is 45 days away. We’re already itching to get out so it might even be earlier this year.
Time to take my bike in for a tune up. There’s always a rush in the spring and the bike shops are usually backed-up so it can take several days. There’s nothing more frustating than a beautiful spring day and no bike. I’ve always wanted a spare for just such occasions…maybe this year I’ll spring for second bike…hmmm…