Cue cycling-induced muscle soreness in 3, 2, 1…
I’m not going to lie… the first ride on our bikes was a tough one, as in, not a spec of flat ground. I’m expecting some cycling-induced muscle soreness later today, but that doesn’t dissuade me. In fact, I knew it would happen. While we may have done some hiking here and there, and of course we all know that Rebecca is a workout animal, we haven’t done any cycling since our trip up the mountain in the Galapagos, and that was an isolated incident over a year ago. So yes, it’s going to take some time to get our cycling legs, and in my case, my cycling lungs!
On the bright side, we found some awesome dirt trails not far from our daughter’s house, and our new bikes performed flawlessly. The ride was going great until some aggressive, untethered dogs forced us to do a 180 and head back the way we came! We plan on tackling some different trails later on today, hopefully sans canines. Slow and steady.
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!*
*Figure of speech. No one should be eating elephants!
Big smiles from both of us.