In the process of 'reclaiming' my body in the last few years, as many of you might have noticed, I have 'rediscovered' biking.
I bought a new bike in the spring of '11. Nothing fancy, as I wasn't sure how much I was really going to bike or what 'style' of biking was going to appeal to me. As it turns out I have more then gotten my monies worth out of my purchase and am (much to Mark's disapproval) eying a new 'fancier', more specific to the type of biking I most enjoy, bike. (a 29er, for those wondering, so I can do more off road riding)
In the meantime, I'm pushing the limits of the bike I have however I can.
Yesterday, I pretended it was a road bike for the 50km division of the widely popular Tour de l'Alberta. Over 1200 cyclists were there riding the 30k, 50k, 100k and 175k events.
It was a really well organized, low key, fun time.
I dragged my friend and neighbour, Gabi Husch along for the day.
She's a good sport and not too hard to talk into all kinds of trouble - so my kind of friend!!!
We both had a good time and didn't find the 50kms too overly challenging!!
The rest stops were well set up and organized too!!
Next year the 100k!!!!