Day 287: Bike rides wish list

17 10 2010

Fall in Cherokee Park, 2008

I have an ever-growing list of bike rides I want to do at some point in my life. Some are local area rides, some are long distance or multi-state trips. For various reasons (time, money, experience, etc.) I haven’t done many of them yet, but as the hot weather seems to finally be coming to an end and the cooler temperatures of fall are approaching, I find myself yearning to take time off work and head somewhere on my bike.

Bike Vermont has a lot of rides I would love to try eventually. Adventure Cycling Association also has a large number of rides; some are best for beginners, others are for more experienced cyclists. I’d like to do the Texas Hill Country ride at some point. I guess that would mean I’d have to really improve my hill-climbing skills before attempting that one. I’m also intrigued by the Tetons-Yellowstone ride, good for intermediate level cyclists. I used to live in Idaho about 28 years ago (my parents and I moved to Texas when I was 13). Idaho was a great place to grow up and I still miss living there. I was young enough when I lived there that I think I didn’t fully appreciate at the time how beautiful that part of the country really is.

Bicycling Magazine’s recently listed their Fall Foliage Ride Guide:

We may look into the Athens, OH ride for a future Fall Ride. At least it’s only about 4 hours from here. And there are still many, many areas of Kentucky that I’d like to explore by bicycle. So many options. Not enough time.

Where are your favorite rides?

Today’s food journal:

Breakfast:
— Whole wheat english muffin = 2 points
— 1 tbsp peanut butter = 2 points
— 1/2 banana = 1 point
— LF chocolate milk = 3 points

Lunch:
— Lean Cuisine Tortilla Crusted Fish = 6 points

Snack:
— Power Bar = 3 points

Dinner:
— Turkey sandwich on hoagie bun = 6 points
— Iced tea = 0 points

Snack:
— Skinny Cow ice cream bar = 2 points

Activity:
— 12 mile bike ride (1 hour) = + 3 points

Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride!

Thanks for visiting.

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