Saturday, February 15, 2020

Back in the saddle for real!

Now that I’m cleared to start riding my bike again, we decided to go for a family bike ride today! It was officially our first family ride at Lake Miramar, and I even rode my newly resurrected mountain bike. 

We only made it about a kilometer out before we had to turn around, but it was truly a milestone in our journey of becoming a cycling family. Poor BG was pedaling so hard her legs kept hurting, and as much as she cried “Shut up legs!” she only had so much in her for this first time. Our neighborhood is mostly flat, and the path around the lake fluctuates a lot. We tried coaching her to coast on the “downhill” parts but she only knows one speed”full gas” ðŸĪŠðŸšī It was actually a great learning experience for all of us, and turned out to be quite long enough for my wrist. 

The wrist did okay. I layered two different wraps for support, which seemed to work well, but my I’ll-used wrist started complaining nonetheless...right around the time BG stopped and refused to pedal forward another rotation. And it’s been kinda sore all afternoon.

The guy at our other local bike shop suggested using tape. Less bulky he says, and it’s what a lot of cyclists do for the cobbles. ðŸĪ·ðŸŧ‍♀️ I think I’ll try that next time and see how I do. Either way, I gotta take it day by day. We wanna do another short ride tomorrow, but we will see how the wrist feels.

Stay tuned.

This was my favorite moment of our little ride today 💚😎😍: