|My sister riding IronMan 2011|
I started biking when I was pretty young. Once my parent's moved to the Twin Cities, they really got us actively riding out bikes. We often took advantage of the Luce Line. I remember getting up early on many Sunday mornings to ride to Panakuken in Long Lake for breakfast. I regret the mornings during my teenage years where I was just too lazy to join them.
|Early morning ride into Madison.|
I would recommend biking to anyone. It is really a great sport for the daily rider and the professional racers. I am definitely not a racer, nor am I a daily rider. You'll often find me on a local bike trail, no headphones, listening to the wind in my ears and enjoying the speed of the bike moving across the pavement. Biking gives me some quiet time to think about things, like writing here. I'm also one of those bikers that greets everyone I pass. I often times don't get a response back from the people I pass, but that's OK. I even love to bike enough to buy a trainer so that I can ride in the winter in my basement. I will admit, riding on the trainer is pretty damn boring and I miss out on those things above that I love about biking. But atleast I am getting the exercise.
Actually, I'm about to get off my butt and actually get a ride in myself for this afternoon. It's hard to ignore the really gorgeous Fall weekend weather!