This summer has been an exceptionally hot one and we spent more days hiding indoors than I’d like to mention. As a result, I feel like we never fully got to enjoy our summer vacation of year’s past with long rides to the botanical gardens, Hyde Park or near by beaches. With the way the weather has been going, we may have a couple months yet to do that. Sadly though, the kiddo will be in school all day for the first time and her school really frowns on playing hookie for beach days or the Hamburglar’s birthday.
I’m also packing on the pounds while my body works hard to grow this baby shaped tumor so my long riding days have been winding down some. I haven’t given up the road bike yet but I’d be surprised if I’m still riding it regularly in a month’s time. My knees are dangerously close to sucker punching my belly with every pedal rotation.
Tomorrow begins my return to the daily 14 mile commute (3.5 miles to school x 4). Cross your fingers for me for smooth sailing and kind vehicular commuters.