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