Finally Getting to Ride My Bike to Work Again

I lifted weights yesterday so today is my cardio day. I had originally planned to go to the gym and do 45 minutes on the stationary bike, but when I let the dogs out to go pee at about 5am, I realized that the weather was pretty good. It was about 50 degrees, so I said screw the gym.

I packed my backpack with clothes so that I could take a shower and change when I got to work and I also stuffed in my laptop and my lunch. It ended up being pretty heavy. So heavy that it was really starting to hurt my back, so I stopped twice on my ride for a couple of minutes each time to give my lower back a break. Before the spring season I’m going to buy one of those bike racks that go above the rear wheel and some saddle bags to sit on it so that I have don’t have to deal with that again.

It took me way longer than usual. Before winter I was getting to work (about 12.5 miles) in about 30-40 minutes at around 18-22 mph average. Today it took me about an hour and I was averaging around 12-14 mph.

Anyway, it was a great ride. Such a nice, warm morning and the South Platte River trail was beautiful. 😀