Getting out of Bed


It might be a bit too early to make the call, but as it stands at this moment, this morning’s ride is a definite contender for Today’s Perfect Moment. Neither rain, nor exhaustion, nor illness, nor typical laziness prevented me from going out for a ride this morning.

When I arrived at the meeting point, there were more than forty people there. I forgot that Saturday rides are much better attended than Sunday rides–maybe it’s church or maybe it’s hangovers.

We broke into 3 groups. Still not having gotten my legs, I chose the slow group.  I know I should challenge myself, but my problem is that I don’t have the stamina at the end of the ride.  I am good early and in the middle, but those last kilometres really lag.  We ended up splitting our group into two.  The group leader later told me that I should have gone with the faster group.  I took that as a compliment and it helped me make it all the way home.


Including my trek to and from the place, I managed to put in about 70kms. I feel good, but tired.  Losing even five pounds would probably improve the experience.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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6 Responses to Getting out of Bed

  1. I did toy with the idea of going for my first ride of the season – until thinking I would have to put my rack on the car without any help. I never ride on the road nor with anyone. One accident when a teen then moving to busier cities – like Shanghai – made me a chicken. We have some excellent pedestrian/bike trails though. Perhaps Sunday morning. 70 km! Nope.

  2. Heide says:

    If you keep up these shenanigans, you’ll lose five pounds — and then some! 🙂 Glad you had such a wonderful day on the saddle, Anthony.

    • Anthony says:

      Thank you so much. Exercise is not really the problem… tea kitkats, soda, chips, coffee, and bread are (probably) the problem.
      I will keep you posted on the weight battle.

  3. Just cometes a blog being fat AND futy. Check it out! And 55 miles ain’t nothin!

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