Easing Back Into Riding And Whatnot
After a 2-week cycling abstinence traveling through Norway, I got back onto my road bike for a loop through my local backyard. Well, truth be told, I didn’t completely abstain from riding a bike. During our trip, I had my minute of cycling fame doing a couple of 360ies on two wheels. And since I’m an old guy with little to no acrobatic talent, I did those with a tight belt around my hip and a solid harness around my shoulders just to make sure I wouldn’t fall off the bike while upside-down. It was kinda fun actually. I wouldn’t mind logging a 100 miler on Strava on such a hamster wheel.
Speaking of Strava. This was one of many regular tools that I completely abandoned while on vacation. I could have logged the three hikes I did, but chose not to. Interestingly, while I’ve been logging my activities there for a few years, I totally forgot about the site’s existence for the past two weeks. Tumblr, which hosts this blog and various cycling forums were the other regulars that were ignored. On the other hand, I checked in on Swarm regularly, which I don’t otherwise do. One day, I also installed Yelp, which I normally don’t use. Taking advantage of my camera’s WiFi capabilities, I often beamed a handful of photos to my iPhone in the evening to push a few to Instagram whenever logged into the hotel’s WiFi. Not so “insta” if you will, but who wants to pay horrendous roaming charges at the end of a trip?
|Distance:||59.2 km (36.8 miles)|
|Elevation:||1’867 m (6’125 feet)|
|Speed (avg/max):||22.9/14.2 kph (73.4/45.6 mph)|