Biking Free

One of the best ways to feel an incredible sense of freedom is by bike. God help me I love it so. Doesn’t matter where I’m going, just as long as I feel the wind in my face and my legs spinning ’round. Yesterday, I did my first bike commute to and from work. A couple of weeks prior I swapped out my big, nubby tires on the mountain bike for some skinny slicks to help the ride go a little quicker. I had mapped out my route as well and was totally excited for the trip downhill to the office. I figured a half an hour would suffice for the ride there and left my house around 7:30am. It was a bit chilly in the a.m. (maybe mid-30s) and was glad that I had a pair of thin, stretchy gloves on, two layers up top and tights on the bottom. It was a brisk ride to say the least on the way down. My eyes watered on a couple of the steeper sections and I know I had the biggest grin on my face the whole way. I rolled into work at 8 on the dot feeling refreshed and ready to roll.

The ride home was a bit of a different story, but still super enjoyable. It was a thigh and ass burner to say the least. I made it up to Skyline before having to hop off and walk my bike two blocks to the base of Hutchinson where I then hopped back on and rode home the rest of the way. When I rolled up to the house and got off the bike, I felt like I had baby deer legs. They were a little shaky, but it was a good shaky and I felt strong. 45 minutes was my return time and I was happy about that. There’s nothing like biking uphill for a few miles to make you feel really good about yourself. I’m guessing it gets easier every time I do this, so I’m hoping to get in at least two rides per week to work on the bike.

Here’s a few biking things I’ve seen lately that I absolutely love. Get out and ride this weekend!

How cool is this?!

The ultimate banana holder. Available for purchase on Etsy.




the gentler side of taxidermy

The gentler and more animal-friendly side of taxidermy.


Bike signal shirt.

The bike signal shirt. A must have.

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