Homer's Travels: Biking ... In The Real World

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Biking ... In The Real World

Nearly three years ago (2 years, 9 months, 1 days since my last real world bike ride), when I finished RAGBRAI, I said that my bike would go in the basement and "will most likely become a permanent trainer."  At the time I never thought I would ride in the real world ever again.  I was wrong.

A bike stand in South Omaha.
After I got my bad numbers during my last physical I started(restarted is more accurate) some of my exercise routine.  I started either walking or riding my trainer (i.e. bike on stand in basement) three times a week.

When I rode my trainer I always watched Netflix but lately its been hard to find anything good enough to distract me.  Then the weather suddenly got better and the sunshine helped change my mind.  Today my bike came off the stand and I rode my bike out in the real world.

The ride was relatively short (11.9 miles - 19.1 km) so I could feel out how my body felt and I have to admit I felt better than I expected.  Netflix beats out the real world ... well, it does on most days ... but when the sun is shining and the wind is cooperative, the real world wins every time.

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