Silly me. Friday night I mapped out a new biking route on walkjogrun.net, because I was getting bored with riding the same route every weekend. I wanted to increase my distance, the 14 mile ride I’d been doing only took about an hour, so I wanted to push myself a little, and frankly one hour was just too short. So I mapped out this new route, only I failed to check the terrain. Well, I sure got a surprise as I rounded the curve, and saw Iowa Hill in my future. Even still, I went on, to see how far I could make it before I ended up walking the bike. Ha, didn’t get too far before I decided that way lay madness. I finally checked online today, Iowa Hill has an 1130 foot summit. Now I don’t feel so bad about wimping out. I’m nowhere near in shape enough to tackle that. Might as well be on the Tour de France trying to get through the Alps. I finally just turned around and started down, I’m not actually sure how high up I got before I did but as you can imagine , it wasn’t too far. Maybe I’ll take that road again just far enough to get a good photo of it and post it here. I don’t always feel like hauling the camera with me.
But I did increase my distance. My morning ride ended up being 20 miles, and then yesterday afternoon I rode over to my son’s apartment and back, adding another six miles for a new daily total of 26. Not too shabby. No wonder I’m tired today!