Donald Simmons (theengineer) wrote,
Donald Simmons

Rode to work!

Rode my bike into work today. This link to Google Maps doesn't show my exact route, but it's pretty close. Took me about 1:15 to do it, which I'm pretty happy with, considering Eglinton to mostly uphill east to west (something you never notice till you're on a bike). If I can do this a couple of times a week I'll really be in shape at the end of the summer.

Last Sunday I went on a ride with a local biking club, the Toronto Biking Network, a 60 km ramble thru the neighbourhoods of Toronto, going up as far as Lawrence and back again. It started at 10 AM in High Park, and ended at 3:30, with a 45 minute lunch break. It was really great! The distance wasn't so much as a problem as the pace, with was slightly higher than I was used to, so while I kept up with the group I was pretty wasted at the end, and just managed to get home to lie on the couch and watch anime the rest of the day.

Also, it seems that I made a good choice when I picked out my new bike (or rather when Paul and the guys at Duke's picked it out for me) as I got several compliments about it, and one woman actually gasped when she asked how much I paid for it and I told her.
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