I have just met a major life goal!!! I feel like superwoman!!!
It may not seem like much but I have wanted, for years, to be able to rely less on my car. Since I live over 3 miles from town, that has been a matter of being able to walk or bike the miles it takes to get to town, do my chores and, more importantly, be able to get back home alive.
Since deciding to do the PCT (way more miles a day than it takes to do a shopping trip to town) I have been walking to town a few times a week. That has been working out well but it does take a lot of time.
A couple of years ago I got a nice bike. It’s purple. Some of you KNOW what that means. It’s special. But when I got on it, my legs turned to wet noodles after a spin around the block. So I’ve been walking all these miles but biking has just been out of reach.
Well I am proud to announce that with my strength building regimen and far more walking and climbing than I’ve done before, I AM AT LAST ABLE TO RIDE MY BIKE INTO TOWN, AROUND TOWN, AND BACK AGAIN, WITHOUT FALLING OVER WHEN I GET OFF AT THE END OF THE RIDE!!! WooHoo!!!
So I have met a longtime goal of being able to get to town on my own steam whenever I like!
For my next trick I will walk from Mexico to Canada. Stay tuned.