Sunday, September 9, 2012
Drew & Katherine's Big Adventure
I've been quiet about the diet and exercise front lately. The weight loss has in fact stopped temporarily, with a week's travel and the recovery screwing up both my intake and exercise. I'm not panicked (yet), but distractions like this after this much loss have been my downfall before.
Which is not to say I've given up. In fact, yesterday we got out the bikes, checked the tires, and set course to have lunch at University Village in Seattle, a ride ~50% longer than we had previously taken.
The only problem is, we didn't make it. About eight miles into the eleven mile ride, Katherine found her front tire was going flat. After a trail side inspection, we decided the stem itself was leaking, and walked the both bikes to the nearest shop, Cycle University. Nice owner, prompt service, but he didn't have the proper size tube. So I hopped back on my own bike, pedaled down to the near by Bicycle Center, got a tube, and took it back to Katherine at Cycle U where she had it installed.
Suffice to say the delay took the wind out of our sails, and once we got lunch next door we headed back.
I did still log ~ 21+ miles, a new daily high for me in the past 25 years.