Monday, 1 June 2009
If you're new round here, you may have missed the fact that I cycled 1000-odd miles around Iceland in 2006. In the rain/hail/whatever, and without doing any training first.
Unfortunately, I haven't done much cycling since I moved to a house on a 1-in-3 hill.
So, on Saturday I rented a bike:
Wow, it was pink. And very American-looking (to me, anyway). And had "brakes on the pedals" - hmm, sorry, I had to ask for a demonstration of how that works!
Anyway, equipped with a bike that was a little bit big for me, with only three gears, and with no real idea how to stop - I bravely set off to cycle along the Boulder Creek path and up into the (foothills of the) Rockies.
I got about 10 miles before it started getting too hot, I ran out of water, and I had to come home again to get out of the sun!
Still, it was great fun, and I did take three hours because I was constantly stopping to take photos. Here are a few:
I did spend a little while just exposing for clouds:
Oh, and the birds were nice, but sadly I didn't see any bears: