Three weeks into the pledge and I still look forward to my daily rides. Back in March I was concerned that riding my bike every day might change bike rides from something I want to do into a chore I have to do. Thankfully my concerns have been unfounded.
Daily rides have become routine and second nature. There have even been days where having already gotten in a ride earlier, I hop back onto the Iron Giant for another fun spin around the neighborhood.
This week did have a dose of stress. On a trip out of town my bike’s rear tire was cut in a parking lot while secured to my car rack. It was upsetting to discover the vandalism but I was glad the damage was limited to the tire and nothing from my bike had been stolen.
On day 21 I went to the grocery store on my bike for the first time. I kept my purchases to a minimum on this maiden voyage and had a successful trip. I’ll be using my bike from now on when only a few items are needed at the store.
It’s hard to believe there’s only a few days left in the challenge! Will I be sad when the challenge is over? Will I discontinue my daily riding? What will the end of April bring?
Day 15 - High Trestle Trail
Day 16 - Inter-Urban Trail
Day 17 - Errand Running
Day 18 - Raccoon River Valley Trail
Day 19 Ada Hayden Heritage Park
Day 20 - Neighborhood Ride
Day 21 - Grocery Store