|As you can see, this was a leisurely ride and not one for major cardio benefits.|
What do I not love about riding with the two of them? Inconsiderate vehicles. People, I don't know where you come from, but in Iowa a double yellow line means DO NOT PASS! (North Carolinians don't observe this same courtesy.) I don't care that I was only going about 10mph, but I had precious cargo behind me and did not deserve the fear of becoming a sideswiped bug on the road because you felt the need to get to the stop light minutes before me. And then what happened? I rode up next to you to wait at THE EXACT SAME LIGHT!
Also, there is one busy road I have to cross that doesn't have a great traffic light system and I have to wait for long periods of time with my left leg (shorter of the two) stretched out to it's maximum tippy toe reach for far too long. I can't ever risk just dismounting the bike because the light could change at any moment or just leave me hanging there for about 5 minutes. You never can tell.
My ride today helped me to reach my 60 mile goal for the month of April. I have two more yoga classes to teach for today and then 5 other fitness classes between Wednesday and Thursday. Other than also fitting in a HIIT workout on Thursday, I'm taking the rest of the month off to rest my body. Rest is important and so is following the rules of the road.
Here are two other bike related posts you should read:
Friday Fast Tips: Signaling on the Bike
Shed the Monster
Have you been out on your bike yet this spring?
What gets you excited about biking?
What do you fear/loathe about it?
Do you know the rules of the road?
How are you doing on your April goals?