Saturday, January 24, 2015

Scenes from a Winter's Day

My, how pretentious -- scenes from a winter's day.  Should have just stuck with Ode to Me on Bike.  Met up with Miss P to do Diane's club ride to Sunol today.  I knew I'd only get so far but I can dream.  While the gang shot off, I stopped at Ed Levin Park on Felter.  I've passed this park many times and never really noticed it. 

Lookey, I made it up The Wall!  I'd like a diamond necklace, a rose, and chocolate, please.  Yes, my second attempt on the road bike since foot surgery back in early December and I'm getting stronger. 

The day was warm unlike many previous mornings.  Wonderful to be out and about again.  Started to proceed towards Sunol (the gang planned a picnic) but the wind kicked in and I decided not to push it.  I had little pain while on the bike but have learned that sometimes it hits you later.  Patience and persistence pay off. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

I Would Bike 500 Miles

I would bike 500 miles and I would ... seriously, who are we kidding, ha ha.  Listen to the real version from The Proclaimers.

Bike dreaming on such a winter's day.  Miss A. offered to go with me on my first bike outing since the foot surgery back in early December.  I decided to go it alone because I wasn't sure how I'd do.  Thank you Miss A.

"Come fly with me."  I rang the door bell because after all, I could certainly give them a lesson or two in "soaring" but nobody was home.  Their loss, n'est-ce pas.

This was my first attempt on the road bike since Thanksgiving.  I biked along Piedmont, Felter, made it to the intersection of Felter and Calaveras and then turned around.  It took forever for the fog to burn off and then it got windy.  I was about 3 mph off my regular speed, and as a slow poke, that basically means a turtle could probably pass me.  I was sluggish.  However, impressed as I always am with myself,  I managed to bike 15 miles.  Please, don't everyone stop what you're doing and applaud.  Til the next time....

Friday, January 9, 2015

Where's Waldo?

As some of you know, I've been in semi seclusion due to foot surgery (Dec 4th).  I won't bore you with the details.  I'm on the mend and hope to return to an active life of biking and hiking and everything else in the coming months.

I feel blessed from the support received during this period.  Thank you so much to Miss P, Mary, Rae Ann, Rosa, Steve, Lorraine, The Boyfriend, Miss A. and others.

I missed out on so much but all you can do is to get over it and move on and appreciate what is.  Here's to 2015.