>> Monday, May 3, 2010
Stephen and I biked to a nearby town this weekend -- a ride totaling 42 miles in all. This may not seem like a lot to you bike folks out there. But, as you'll see in a moment . . . we're not exactly serious cyclists. So, 42 miles is a trek for us, for sure.
Stephen has a mountain bike and I have a hybrid. And along our way, we ran into (well, were passed on the other side of the road by) "real" cyclists. Many of them waved. A few ignored us. I was the only female of the entire bunch.
Stephen's Garmin died on the way over, but we estimate our speed to be somewhere between 16 and 18 miles an hour. Not too bad considering the route was all rolling hills. Oh, and we each hadn't put our butt to bike seat in over a year. Truth be told, we didn't ride nonstop -- our "ride" took place from 9AM to 1PM, which included some walking across construction bridges, etc.
It was super sunny, hot, and humid, so when we got to our destination, we took a much-needed break.
There were some fun things to do in town. A book shop. A coffee shop. Lots of little shops, really.
As well as a river walk . . .
There was even time for yoga and cookie eating!
Overall, biking away half the day Saturday was a great, inexpensive (in all, I think we spent $4 getting a cookie and coffee) way to enjoy the weekend. We're definitely planning to do it again sometime soon. But now I'm wondering what you all did this weekend. Let us know by leaving a comment or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Up here in Upstate, it was amazing. We spent most of our time outdoors.
Here are a few other pics from the trip. Enjoy!
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