This time, without gasoline. That’s right, bicycling.
Last year, my wife and I bought new bicycles. Good, not great, Trek bikes from a very good shop in Oswego, Illinois. When I was in high school in upstate New York, it seemed like I spent entire summers on the bike with a friend named Steve George. Up and down the hills of upstate New York; long ago I lost count of the miles and hours we spent riding. The bicycling bug never actually left, just was dormant for a while.
We started going on rides around the house, and also on the Fox Valley and Gilman bike trails. It’s been a lot of fun and good exercise too. I have a old Fuji Dynamic 12 I bought many years ago that is in need of restoration, maybe that will become a winter project. Precisely which winter remains a mystery.
Anyway, I decided this year to ride more and it’s been great. We’re fortunate to live in the country so we can go on several nice rides right out of our driveway.
More to come…