So, Ok, I have no excuse. I took a prolonged winter break from cycling and developed an oversized but unimpressive table muscle. The only biking I’ve done for much of the winter was using my wife’s electric bike to make beer runs to the local combini.
To be fair, I live on a hill, and beer in the quantities that I consume, can be like really really heavy! So, like the electric bike is really really nice.
Well anyway, about two weeks ago, for some reason that I can’t recall, I jumped on the scale and got a nice little slap in the face. I’m too embarrassed to say what I weighed in at, but lets just say it if I were a UFC fighter, I’d be in Octgagon with the big boys.
So, ok, I’m like what the hell? How did this happen? After a little micro reflection I realized that I haven’t been cycling, swimming or running for a long, long, long time.
So, BOOM! I decided to get back on the bike and in the last two weeks have done three local rides that left me feeling great, refreshed, excited about riding again, and, combined with a reduction beer intake, a few pounds lighter.
|Beach near Enoshima|
The first ride was a repeat of one my earliest rides after purchasing my first folding bike, Yokohama to Kamakura, Enoshima, and then on to Chigasaki.
The best thing about this ride is that once you get out the coast you can ride along the beach, and from Enoshima to Chigasaki there’s a bike path ride alongside the beach and away from road.
|Sub at Yokosuka Navy Base|
|My Brompton Taking a Rest on Coastal Park Road Near Yokosuka|
The second and third rides were from Yokohama to Kanonzaki and on to Kurihama. From Kurihama, I fold up my Brompton and jumped on the train home.
|Beach and Lighthouse at Kanonzaki|
There nothing really new to say about these rides as I’ve covered them in past posts. I guess the only new thing is a reminder to myself that it’s so easy to get distracted by this, that, or the other, and in doing so, forget about how fun it can be to get out on the bike and start cruising the local coastal and backroads.
|Flowers at the JR Kurihama Train Station|
Note to self.......JUST RIDE!