12.4 km today. I just left the house and rode wherever. I enjoyed it and all the wildlife I get to see.
Today my son and I went on a small 7.53km ride. I realized at the halfway point that my app stopped tracking. For this ride I took my husbands bike out to see what difference it made riding a bit of a bigger bike with different types of gears and tires. And wow!!! Very surprised how nice it was. However I was missing my mirror and my cell phone holder so I started the app and put my cell phone in my pocket but I guess all the movement made the fabric rub up against it and it canceled the ride. Lucky enough I can use google maps to measure the distance of my ride so I could still track my kilometres.
This morning I rode 17.6 kms. I missed riding with my son and I did this one all on my own. The breeze was really nice and the views of all the farmers fields was beautiful.
Wow!! Tonight was an experience. My son and I rode 20 kms! That’s our longest ride ever. We left way to late in the day and the sun started to set. We decided not to turn back but continue on in a square type pattern to head home. Took a turn down an ATV trail in the forest at sunset was a tad scary, I was a bit worried we would meet up with a scary animal and was so relieved when we got to a main road. On our way up a very steep incline a deer came out onto the road and walked up the road for a bit in front of us and then went back into forest. On the ATV road we got to experience bike riding in thick sand! Not easy and tons of large rocks to avoid. I felt like we were 4x4 biking lol we had to keep kicking our foot out as we lost traction and slid sideways. We were giggling while saying I hope we don’t get eaten by a bear. It started to get super dark so we biked faster and then I said to my son oh no it’s bat hour and he replied what do you mean and then two bats swooped down and I said let’s bike as fast as we can. During the last incline to home the moon appeared and it was massive, it was orange in colour looked almost like the sun and you could easily see craters it was so breath taking we stopped for a short minute to take in the view. What an accomplishment today filled with so many firsts for both of us. I had a blast and can’t wait to bike with my son again but next time during lots of day light.
Joshua and I rode our bikes 15.5km today. I had such a blast having my son ride with me for such a great cause.
Today I rode my bike 17.2 kms from my house to the park in Warkworth and back. It was hot, I definitely didn’t bring enough water and I experienced the first stages of heat exhaustion.
But this is a goal I have had for a very long time. Biking into town and back and I was so thrilled to accomplish that today.
I drank a lot of water afterwards and had a cold cloth and an ice pack to cool me down. Now lol I’m just tired.
I look forward to my next ride but next time it won’t be in the middle of the day and probably not as long when there are so many steady inclines I have to bike up.
Too all the people who bike over 100kms at a time. I am amazed by you!!! You are all so incredible.
Today I went on a 15.4 Km ride by myself in the town of Lakefield. I went up and down a bunch of streets and enjoyed all the flower gardens and gorgeous houses. There was a beautiful breeze and the sun wash shining at the start of my ride but a quarter of the way in, the rain started and continued for the rest of the ride, it was a nice cool sprinkle. Near the end of my ride I came across a gorgeous trail which I wish I could have continued on however I had to turn back. Next time I will ride straight to that trail.
I had a beautiful 14 Km ride with my mom in Lakefield Ontario. The sun was shining and there was a fantastic breeze.
I have joined the Great Cycle Challenge for my first year. It’s a ride to fundraise money to go towards kids’ cancer. In August I have challenged myself to ride 250km. And will be riding in memory of my brother in law Thomas who passed away from Pancreatic Cancer in 2018 at the age of 36. He was a proud firefighter, an amazing husband to my sister and a wonderful and very proud father to his three beautiful children and also a loving son, brother and friend to so many people. He is missed so much and I wish he was still with all of us today. I hope that through fundraising we can help find the cure for all cancers.
Yesterday I rode my bike with my family riding with me. We rode 7kms into Lakefield and stopped at a park to have lunch and then rode another 7kms back. It was a beautiful sunny day and my 3 children did an excellent job. Ages 11, 8, and 6. So proud of them to ride 14km total with me. I stopped to take a photo at one of my favourite spots on this trail.