Bike

Several years ago, I injured myself pretty badly. A bad tear to my quadriceps at the gym. Because of that, hiking was right out, but I found that cycling actually helped prevent the muscle from seizing up. After the b-o-r-i-n-g process of riding the recumbent bike at the gym (and buying one of my own), I decided to buy an inexpensive mountain bike – a Kona Mahuna – and get my exercise that way. Turns out, I loved it, and no one was more surprised than I was. So, a couple of months later, I traded (significantly) up to a Kona Hei Hei, and never looked back.


I’ve taken more rides than I can summarize – during warmer weather, I’m out just about every weekend. I’ve done thousands of miles, including a personal best 100 mile ride, and numerous rides of 50 – 75 miles. I’ve ridden places I never would have dreamed I was capable of, including circumnavigating the city twice, and riding from downtown to Rock City, and many others. While wandering around in the woods has its own charm, exploring the city and outlying area on the bike just about can’t be beat.

Rock City Ride - not the longest, by far, but challenging. Click for larger.

Rock City Ride – not the longest, by far, but challenging. Click for larger.

I’m always looking for people to ride with, especially people willing and able to do 50+ mile rides. Interested, just sing out! In the meantime, check out all of my biking posts.