Climbing a Hill

Sometimes responsibilities pile up and I can’t get out on the bike.  Sadly, not getting out on the bike can become a habit like getting out on the bike is.  If you leave it too long, one day you find dust on your bike and wonder what happened.  You also find out your pants no longer fit–but that is another story.

Tonight we went out for a short ride.  Having missed some time in the saddle, I wasn’t particularly great at the start.  However, I found my legs somewhere in the middle and had some nice personal bests on Strava.  Based on how things are going this year, I didn’t really expect that.

It was a rather hot day, but I brought plenty of liquids and I fueled up appropriately for the ride.  The scenery around where I live can be pretty nice and I really should take some film of the ride one day.  We passed by regional forests and skirted a big lake.  Despite the heat, I really enjoyed it.

If you cycle, you know how easy it is to call the moment when you crest a hill and suddenly gravity kicks in and you take off perfect.  However, if you really cycle, you know how great it is to climb that hill with authority.  You know how great it is to really push the speed going up hill to the point that you are spent exactly as you crest the hill, but your legs keep pedaling.  That is Today’s Perfect Moment

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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5 Responses to Climbing a Hill

  1. I waited till after 6:30 pm last night to head out on my bike. Did about 30 minutes along lake Ontario. Parasailers were out so there was a pleasant breeze which made it less hot and sticky. May go again this morning. 🙂

  2. I like it when you write about biking. Your other writings are fine but I suppose I gravitate more toward the bike stuff. A video or photos would be great. Though I’m a poor example of a follower. Anyway, it’s neat to get the PRs on Strava even when you have been OTB (Off The Bike). The important thing is, you got back on it. If you would like to be Strava buddies, feel free, it’s the same name as here. Several blog pals are on there. I would just say sometimes I have too many short rides, so if that might annoy apologies in advance. Certainly optional, but could be fun. Anyway, right on, write on, and ride on, “Tario Tony! (Just made that up… that is where you are, no?)

    • Anthony says:

      Thanks for all the feedback. I have started following you on Strava–and don’t worry about the number of posts. My phone is not set to chirp every time someone posts something.
      I am definitely an Anthony rather than a Tony. It has always just been that way.
      I would like to write more about biking, but I am feeling slow and heavy right now. Last year I was gaining ground on the groups I was in. This year, I am losing touch with them. This year is a different one, that’s for sure.

      • Sure, you’re welcome and no problem. I followed you back. I think writing about biking when it’s not going well is also interesting and important. Do your best and forget the rest, I say!

  3. Pingback: Some of the Bike Blogs I Follow – Part 3 | A Dude Abikes

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