On Sunday, Mr. Dottie and I biked to a friend’s home for brunch in Woodlawn, a neighborhood on the southside of Chicago. The total roundtrip was 31 miles. The Lakefront Trail conveniently took us almost straight there, allowing for a beautiful and car-free ride. As you can see, the weather was absolutely perfect! The sky was blue, the lake bluer, and the sun shining. Days like this, I really treasure living in Chicago.
Because poor Betty Foy needs a tune-up desperately, I rode the Civia Twin City that I’ll be reviewing soon. For the haul, I swapped in my personal Brooks saddle and slipped on padded bike shorts under my skirt.
Although I enjoy going for long bike rides, I usually need a destination to motivate me. My daily 9 miles of commuting prepares me pretty well for longer hauls, but I admit that my legs were tired while finishing the ride in a strong headwind. That’s when you really know you’re alive, right? :)
Have any of you commuters broken free for a long ride lately?