I breathe in deeply. I drink in the eucaliptus smell, the fresh early morning air. My eyes drink in the lush green of the tree canopy above, the true blue of the early morning sky, my shadow riding the shadow of my bicycle next to me.Continue reading “Thank You Ride #19: Unplugged”
Last Saturday, I finally made it to one of the official AIDS LifeCycle Training Rides. The group ride was 63 miles; the total for the day approached 75, counting the trip from my home to the meeting place and back. The longest distance I ever rode in a day! By far.
The official meeting was at 8 AM at Chrissy Field. A bit early for a Saturday, but definitely an excellent time to ride through the city. Not much craziness anywhere yet.Continue reading “Thank You Ride #18: Self Study”
I took Friday last week off from work, because I had yoga teacher training session all weekend, so thought I’d just take it easy in the morning and maybe get some training for AIDS LifeCycle in.Continue reading “Thank You Ride #17: to Pacifica”
In a previous thank you ride, I tried cycling from San Francisco to South San Francisco around the western slopes of San Bruno Mountain instead of Visitacion Valley and then along the Bay, and discovered that the other side of the mountain route was much more pleasant and only marginally more difficult. What’s the next step? Over the mountain, of course!Continue reading “Thank You Ride #16: Over the Mountain”
I was thinking about the layers and fabrics on my afternoon bike ride last Sunday. As I ride a little bit further, explore a little bit more, that’s as if I am knitting up a different internal version of the area, little by little, bit by bit. And I discover and experience different layers.Continue reading “Thank You Ride #15: the Layers”