This simple challenge is going pretty well so far. Sure, how hard can it be for a guy to ride a bike 5 days in a row?
Good point. And yet, I am all about celebrating the victories and trends (big or small).
I rushed home from work on Monday night and checked in with the fam, then announced that I was going out for a ride. Surprisingly, the lovely Mrs. Clyde jumped up and wanted to go with me.
She has a new Trek road bike, built for speed. I have the world's heaviest commuter bike, loaded down with racks, lights, cable & lock, not to mention a "clydesdale-class" cyclist. My bike is built for toughness and comfort.
Yet, when we were not even a mile from our house, she was pushing the pace. I kept thinking,
"what's the hurry?"
"shouldn't we be pacing ourselves?"
and finally "I've ridden 10x your mileage over the past 18 months and there is no way I am going to be dragging my tail far behind you!" (Not too proud of that one).
So, my wife pushed the pace on the outbound leg of our 8 mile ride. Good times and I have really enjoyed the recent rides with the fam. It is so much more fun to be out there with someone else.
Tonight, I worked a bit late then we went out for a nice dinner as a family before I take off on a business trip. No time for a proper ride tonight, so I will just ride 2-3 miles around the neighborhood. In keeping with the challenge of riding my bike for all 30 days in April, I am still 100%.