Redeemed by The Bike

Stack an injury that lasted two weeks on top of a vacation in Texas that featured multiple excursions to several barbeque pits and Mexican restaurants, and witness my slide down on the fitness profile.  It’s been at least six years  when I have not been able to work out my body by riding a bike, hiking, or lifting weights for this long.  My mood, focus, and view of the word all suffered.

I stopped by Andy’s house and that afternoon we completed a 3 hour ride.  Here is is, from Strava.

It was growing cooler as we rode through the afternoon, with the wind coming in from the Southwest, making a headwind for us most of the ride.  The wind was fierce enough that we had to pedal to make it down a hill on Appleton Ridge. I should have packed more food.  I had just 1 granola bar. On the climb to the top of Moody Mountain right at the end,  the legs held together and I was spared cramping up.  It felt really good to ride today, and what a beautiful place it is to ride. Hope to be ready for an overnight bike-packing camping trip this weekend.

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About tjamrog

Sixty years old, retired, live in the Maine woods, thru-hiked the Appalachain Trail in 2007 and the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010. I like reading, and being outdoors as much as possible. My upcoming exercise program involves more walking. For the upper body and core workout, I'll be shoveling snow.
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5 Responses to Redeemed by The Bike

  1. jjomw says:

    Cool. From the relief on the map, it looks as if it must have been beautiful. Glad you had a redeeming ride. J J

  2. Running Bear says:

    Did you ride by my old house on Appleton Ridge? Also, glad to hear that you are back on the bike!

  3. Bill Chance says:

    Nice entry. Hope you had a good time in Texas, even if you ate too much.

    Thanks for sharing.

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