As I mentioned last week, my friend Elizabeth (of Bike Commuters) and I got together for a midday joyride recently. During lunch, I cycled to her office and then we set off together down the nearby Lakefront Trail.
A few miles later, we arrived at our arbitrary destination, the Field Museum.
We battled a fierce headwind on the way there and we were both a bit overheated from working so hard. I even took my sweater off, although it was not quite 60 degrees out.
Joyfully, we had a tailwind on the ride back, which didn’t feel like wind at all. I just felt naturally fast and strong.
The route was pretty muddy and watery, with all the blizzard snow quickly melting.
So what if I returned to the office a bit muddy with a run in my tights and tangled hair (bad, uncovered Betty Foy chain!) – I felt much more energized and productive the rest of the day.
Funny that no matter how much I cycle for transportation, I still love to joy ride, especially with a good friend. I never (okay, rarely) get tired of riding a bike.
Do you ever get out during the day for a ride?