My Goals For Cycling this Season

Gorgeous View!

My Fall/Winter biking season didn’t go over so well. Shortly after my last excited blog post, I got sick, and ran into a few complications. While I could have biked sometimes, I just wasn’t feeling so well the rest of the time. Luckily, I’ve made it through surgery and am ready to get back on my bicycle!

I will say that I am afraid of biking during the winter. Not just during the winter, but at night in the winter. A lot of my normal commuting bike trails seem un-rideable and I’m faced with using busier roads, which means the chance of me having an accident is much higher. I don’t just think about a car hitting me, but the bike slipping from under me. This isn’t something I’m quite ready to face yet – so as the spring begins (Yes I DARE say this) – I’m excited to get back into the motion of riding my bike to work really soon.

What my goal is from April to November is to Bike at least 3 times a week, to and from work. I want to say every day, but I feel like that is an unfair commitment for me right now.

I am very lucky to be working where I work. The building that I work in is very accommodating, we have nice shower facilities, day use lockers – and over all I find myself enjoying these riches! The ability to bike hard to work, build up a sweat and have a descent workout is amazing and exciting.

So, 2014 – 3 times a week biking! To top this off, I want to Blog once per week. Whether it’s different bike rides, a small (or large) rant, or one of the rides I’ve been planning on doing for the past while. Perhaps a few trail reviews for this spring/summer as well!

I took a random trip with my brother before Christmas. We ended up driving through a snowstorm the entire time – but it was absolutely worth it! It was Letchworth State Park, New York, roughly a 3 hour drive from Kitchener/Waterloo. We plan on returning here this summer with our bikes. We’re super excited to check the place out on 2 wheels, hopefully it will be easier than trekking through 2-3 feet of snow. I thought I would share some photos of this adventure!

Look out over the river
Looking out over more rver

Feel free to have a look at more photos from this trip!
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– Until Next time, JJ Losier