Category Archives: 30 days of biking

Day 1 ride 1 #30daysofbiking

Ride: going places
Time: morning
Weather: slightly overcast
Where: through Surry Hills
Tally: days biking 1, total rides 1

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30 days of biking – day 30 – the one where I forgot to take a photo

Yep it’s the last day and I forgot to take a photo!

So here are the stats as always

Ride – across to Ultimo to check out a new vintage bike shop, then into the city to do messages and then home again.

Time – mid morning to post lunch

Weather – was raining is now just cloudy

Where – Ultimo, City, Darlinghurst, Sydney

Tally – days biking 26, days not biking 4, number of rides 27

What I learnt from 30 days of biking – that I don’t ride every day. If you’d asked me at the start of the month I would’ve said yes I do but when it came down to it I don’t.

What I regret from 30 days of biking – not taking the opportunities while they were there. If the weather is good and I have the time I should get out on a bike and just ride. Because trying to find time to ride on busy days is difficult so when things are slow get riding!

What I liked most about 30 days of biking – um 2 things, 1 the riding, 2 the photos. Most of the time I only took 1 photo. So while I was out I would snap one pic and that would be the one I would use. Occasionally this backfired (like when I forgot or when my camera lost the photos) but overall it helped me get my photography eye back again.

Would I do it again – yes for sure would do it again. Think I might keep up the habit of taking a photo on each of my rides to help document my rides but also as extra incentive to just get out and spin those wheels.

30 days of biking – day 29 – ducking showers

Ride – to the post box, it didn’t look quite this dark and ominous but it’s been a fairly gloomy day alternating between heavy rain and dark clouds. Took a chance and made it to the post box and back without getting wet.

Time – afternoon

Weather – was raining is now just cloudy

Where – Darlinghurst, Sydney

Tally – days biking 25, days not biking 4, number of rides 26

30 days of biking – day 28 – in which I rode to do a run and rolled my ankle

Ride – Headed to the park on the bike to then go for a run, got rained on, on the way to the park but had stopped raining by the time I chained up the bike and was ready to run. Did my warm up and had run for 3 minutes when I rolled my ankle. Lots of yelling, then some sitting, then testing it to see if it could hold my weight then restarted the run timer from the beginning and did my run. Was cautious but ankle didn’t hurt too much. Then rode home via the supermarket.

Ankle is now swollen but not too bad and being iced. This is the second time I’ve rolled this ankle in the past 2 weeks. It had been badly injured many years ago and is normally OK but a moment’s inattention today made it roll. Next time will be more careful.

So after that tale of woe I leave you with a picture of Aussie the puppy (he’s an Australian terrier). Whom I did not see today but am sure he would’ve liked running in the puddles in the park.

Time – lunchtime

Weather – Rain, cloud, sun

Where – Centennial Park, Sydney

Tally – days biking 24, days not biking 4, number of rides 25

30 days of biking – day 27 – new scarf, oh and a ride to the post

Ride – Quick spin to the post box to post orders today but seeing as how the weather is cool and my mum had knitted me a new scarf I decided it was time to test it out. Warm and snuggly and perfect for the bike as it is actually one enormous loop that you just keep twisting over and over so no loose ends to get caught into pesky wheels. Thanks mum!

Time – afternoon

Weather – Sun but chilly

Where – Darlinghurst, Sydney

Tally – days biking 23, days not biking 4, number of rides 24

30 days of biking – day 26 – ride to run

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Ride – Ride to the park where to do a run. Sadly riding in the rain still really hurts my hand so missed the morning training ride but went out for the run.

Time – morning

Weather – Cloudy and rainy

Where – Centennial Park, Sydney

Tally – days biking 22, days not biking 4, number of rides 23

30 days of biking – day 24 – wiener dogs!!

Ride – Ride to the park where bike was bolted up and headed off for a run. Run felt great and spotted more than a dozen wiener dogs including puppies! So cute. Am guessing it was a meet up of dogs and owners as they were all together enjoying the sun while the dogs ran around.

Time – morning

Weather – Sun

Where – Centennial Park, Sydney

Tally – days biking 20, days not biking 4, number of rides 22

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