Further to yesterday’s blog about whether to go on a bike trip or not, I decided to get out on my old mountain bike and tool around the neighbourhood. I hadn’t been on a bike of any kind in months. Let me tell you it felt great.
I pedalled uphill and coasted downhill. I felt the incredibly chilly air burn into my lungs and felt my fingers grip the bars numbly as the cold seeped into my long fingered cycling gloves. My face reddened either by effort or windburn. It sounds kind of hellish, but after the hellishness of not riding, this was pure heaven. Regardless of what it means for my trip, that feeling of racing downhill is definitely Today’s Perfect Moment.
I have to admit, my calf did feel the pain, but not always. My feet felt the pain, but not always. I am not sure what it really means, but hopefully the doctor will have some more concrete answers for me.
If not, I found a tour that covers many of the same places (plus a few more), but without taxing bicycle rides. I probably wouldn’t have even considered it, but thankfully one reader (Violetonlineisonline) made me stop and reconsider my options. I definitely want to get away and see and experience something.
My booking window is closing fast, but I guess that is part of the adventure.