how much i enjoyed the open road on a bicycle. of course, taking selfies while clipped into a road bike is probably not the smartest thing, but i couldn't resist. summer riding has officially started with 3 rides over the last couple weekends. sunday's ride started at 8 am, and i loved the peace, solitude, and the crisp morning. the first couple rides i took sorta slow since it had been about 6 months since i had ridden my road bike. i had to re-acclimate myself with shifting gears, clipping in and out, and paying attention to debris and wild life on the road all at the SAME time. i do well to follow multiple instruction in a knitting pattern with AT THE SAME TIMES, cycling is a whole 'nother thing. along with my other interests [hobbies], i like to setperformance goals, so this summer/fall i'd like to:
~learn accident avoidance & safety
~how to change a bike tire
~ride with a group on the real open road
~routinely include a week day ride
~participate in a charity ride
i plan to blog about how the rides go, and what i learn. i think in order to meet these goals, i'm going to have to be real good with how i manage my time. i don't want to neglect my other hobbies, so it'll be a challenge. i'm making great strides with my knitting, but hope to finish what's in my bag before i cast on anything else-well see how that goes.