More biking

Posted by Nate in Bike Commuting.
Friday, June 13th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

Tired of the biking updates?  Sorry.  :)

I’ve been a bit of a slacker after indoor soccer season ended (although we’re getting a game together this Sunday!), and the beer was beginning to turn into a belly.  Time for more miles on the bike, and what better way than to extend the commute?

This new route to work clocks in at about 12.2 miles — although I actually think it’s 12.5 with all the curves and small hills I couldn’t map.  Bottom line, though, is it’s the most beautiful route ever.  (And I couldn’t even find pictures of the part that feels like you’re zipping through Endor on a speeder bike…)  It’s amazing that other than the beginning and a few blips between the lakes I can basically feel like I’m nestled in the woods somewhere on some fairly remote trails.  The trees are exploding with growth, the streams are full, the birds are singing…  Just amazing.

Note to everyone else:  my left hand up means I’m turning right.  I’m not waving at you.  Also, turn off your iPod:  I need you to move over when I yell "On your left!!"  Listen to the birds.  Listen to the river.  Listen to your wheels humming along.  Listen to your breath.  It’s safer to turn off your iPod.

Took this route three times this week, and I’m loving it.  Fast bike, good weather, hard ride, what can I say?  It’s a beautiful thing…

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6 Responses to “More biking”

  1. Karen Says:

    Um, come on now, let’s be real. We all know that the competitive streak in Nate couldn’t handle me biking further to get to work than he does. That’s the real reason for him adding miles to his ride. Beer belly schmeer belly.

  2. troy Says:

    That sounds so good! I am looking forward to getting my bike back out here. Keep up the good work!

  3. Laurel Says:

    What, the left hand up isn’t for a high five?? “Yeah, we’re biking! Gimme five up high!”
    Glad you found such a nice route. Wait till Karen finds a scenic route that just happens to be 12.6 miles..

  4. Marianne Says:

    The “long road in” (as I think you called it in your chat status) sounds really nice. It’s great that it’s so wooded and Endor-like!

  5. Mary Jo Says:

    I notice there are no pictures of you and your bike–could that be because we all know that Karen looks a lot better biking than you do? Way to go Karen.

  6. Nate Says:

    No, no. It’s just that I go waaaay to fast for a normal camera to capture the image. You’d need like a high speed movie camera. :)