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I'm not lost, I just don't know where I'm going.
But I'm determined to enjoy the journey.
Bicycling~ 
23rd-Aug-2010 20:40
Treehugger
 

Today's main goal of "get some exercise" accomplished. I rode my bike out to the lake, stayed there a bit, reading, knitting and drinking tea, enjoying the quiet, and rode back. I've finally figured out how to shift gears. I still don't know which gear I should be in at all times, and if I feel I need to change the gear, I also don't know in which direction I should change it, but at least I can consistently change now. It's progress.

I still find bicycling very exhausting.

There are lots of dragonflies in the area. I almost ran over one with my bike. I saw it coming and slowed down, but it adjusted its course to head right for my front wheel and I almost panicked, not wanting to harm such a magnificent creature, but it veered away just in time.

I feel a fair deal safer on my bike after having the seat lowered, and wearing a helmet now, but there's always the fear of 'maybe there's an oncoming car right around that bend in the road', which is statistically improbable out here, but possible. In my trip today, I encountered only one car while on the road.
Comments 
24th-Aug-2010 06:25 (UTC)
Bra Ragnhild! :) I oppoverbakker så kan det väre lettere å sykkle med litt letter gir. Jeg sykkeler nesten alltid i bare de tyngste girene - da kjennes det ut som man får mest fart. :)

Kjempebra at du bruker hjelm. Det bruker jeg også. Hvordan var det å ha pappa på besök? Klem
24th-Aug-2010 06:38 (UTC)
Hehe, jeg foretrekker lettere gir, for jeg føler meg ikke så trygg i høy fart, og sykkelen er for meg mer et framkomstmiddel enn trening.

Det var herlig å ha pappa på besøk, og å få oppleve at vi tross alt har en god del til felles, som f.eks interessen for fotografi. Litt synd at han bare var her to dager (tre overnattinger på Botnen Camping) - skulle gjerne hatt halvanna uke med han. Men det var også veldig avslappende å endelig være alene igjen. Jeg hadde ikke helt kommet meg til hektene etter mammas besøk.

Kjenner at jeg er litt øm etter sykkelsetet i dag...
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