Some folks don’t have a bicycle season. I used to be one of those guys for whom that concept was silly.
But over the last several years, I’ve completely gone “fair weather” on my bike. The problem with this is that it can take all summer to actually enjoy riding again, if all you are experiencing is out-of-shape agony and pain.
Without the need to commute, it’s much too easy to not get on my bicycle, especially since there’s always something in the garden to tend to.
Here’s what I’m doing about it though: I’m working harder on not doing chores on the weekend, which means I can’t worry about so many chores or projects. I’m making Victor do more housework during the week and meeting him for rides from Fremont.
And finally, we’re scheduling an interesting summer of rides I’ve done and can recommend and rides we’ve never done and are excited to try. Usually, one organzied ride is enough for me in a year, but this year we’re registered for three, and hoping to get into one more.
Here’s what we’ve got planned:
Willipa Bay Ride: April 10
Wenatchee-Chelan Loop: May 1
Cascade’s Flying Wheels Century: June 13
Longview Rotary’s Tour de Blast: June 20
Cascade’s Seattle to Portland: July 11-12
Redmond’ RAMROD: July 30
In addition, at some point this summer I’ll be lugging a six pack of beer over Washington State’s highest pass, Sherman Pass, for my pal Dave as I completely lost our Fat Bet for the second time.
But here’s to hoping I am not doing it in my fat pants!
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