I set out on my bike on Saturday to check it out.
Without first looking at a map.
I was SURE that I could find it!
I went from here:
...to here, shortly before the trail ends:
...then tried to pick the trail up again. I went through a number of nice parks, over this bridge:
...past some really nice houses - including a few that are growing edibles in raised beds on the city-owned part of their lots (strawberries, dill, tomatoes and watermelon in this one!):
...and finally stopped here:
...which was 8.75 KM from my house...
...and never did find that trail again. Turned around and rode back home.
Even though I didn't find the trail, it was a pretty great ride - 17.5KM round trip and rode on a number of nice streets that I'd never been down before.
Next time? I check a map first before I head out.
Here's this week's recap:
|On Sunday, we rode our bikes over this bridge...|
|...along this trail...|
Sunday - Family bike ride day! Took the kids to a park by the lake and spent a great afternoon exploring the bike trails around the waterfront. Found one that connects to the river where my son and I went kayaking last week. Was amazed to check a map later and realize that we rode about 7KM - which is by far a record for my 7-year-old! Later - kids and I went swimming at our local outdoor pool with our neighbour and her daughter. It was opening weekend - which meant that the pool was not crowded, and definitely not warm either!
|...stopped for a drink...|
|...went through this archway...|
|...skipped stones in the lake...|
|...over to this trail...|
|...back to the bridge and over to a playground to hit the swings and climbers. Great ride!|
Friday - Happy Canada Day! Lazy day today - tomorrow is the Do Life 5K!
|Willows are her favourite!|
Drink more water - check
Workout 3x - check
Bring in a healthy recipe - check
Check body mass - check. Ugh. It's not moving.
Do an ab class - check
Do 3 extra reps on each station during every workout - check
Participate in a game - my trainer says that the Do Life 5K will do :-)
Here's what I've been reading: Bullfighting by Roddy Doyle, Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis (very good!), Irma Voth by Miriam Toews.