Dateline: Tuesday, September 2, 2008
RESETTING THOSE LIMITS. When Age & Cobblestones mix
Chicago, IL USA: Pushing yourself doesn't necessarily mean that Action is in the form of 'shoving.' It could mean most anything these days. And, that is exactly what I did -- only to see if I could break a Record. I did. I happily did and via this Blog will tell you all about it.
Most of my Family and Friends (as well as the People of Chicago) know I'm an avid Bicyclist. On February 25, 1997 I started riding every day (no matter what the weather was) and as of February 24, 2007 and have more than 4 inches of Baby Fat from my thighs. OK, so at 'Sweet 16 + 40" they might not be considered Baby, but 'Seniorita' Hips, but you get the picture.
Then, on May 17, my last Bike, an old rusty clunker gave way. 9 Days later, I located a much better model and began my BIking Spree again. As a matter of fact on those 9 days, I walked and discovered new leg muscles I never knew I had.
Then, the challenge began. With an odometer on this Ruby Tinted Beaut of a Bike, how far would I go from its Day of Purchase, Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Don't - as you never know what Wonders you can pull.
As of Monday, September 1, 2008 - at 2:48 PM, I rode 700 miles - from my Home in Edgewater to Evanston, to Mom's to and through Chi-Town, USA!
700 miles! my neighborhood Bike Dealer gasped when I told him. Do you realize what this is in Gas Costs? I calculated that to be $140...
You can bike, too!
The next Big Holiday is Columbus Day....start peddling.