Tuesday, April 20, 2021

30 Days of Biking: Gray days

Day 16
You can't tell from the pic,
but we're in a wild nor'easter.

Of course we got a storm -- what's 30 Days of Biking without an April Nor'easter? I pulled the Schwinn out of the shed for a quickie ride to the beach. It has become my go-to bike in nasty weather for several reasons. One, it's a cool bike and it brightens up a gray day; Two, it's heavily rusted already, so it's not like I need to worry about it. Hahaha. The bike is a tank. To ride it requires muscles I no longer have. It has only one gear working -- hard -- and no brakes, although it's so hard to work up any speed on it, brakes aren't necessary. Maybe I'll get it fixed up someday... but probably not.

Day 17
Looking for whales off Eiseman's Beach.
They were here before the storm.

Day 18
Ride to the track! The virtual Big House 5K
(with Donna)

I'm not yet back to running but registered for the Michigan Club Big House 5K with Donna back in January. At the time, it seemed like a good idea to have a goal post-knee surgery, but I haven't been able to get my act together. Still, with the Big House 5K being held virtually this year, I knew it was ok to walk this one. It was good to catch up with my sister -- masks and distancing aside.

Day 19
Little bit of sunshine and trails

The Lifeguard Station at Nahant Beach named in
memory for Will's friend, Max Carbone. MXC

Day 20
Low tide Nahant Beach