That's been me this summer. We'll have a few weeks when we get out biking fairly regularly but then before you know it we spend a month on the sidelines. The weather gets too hot or too windy or rainy; visitors come for a visit; or, we'll head off on one little trip or another. So, intervals between both rides and blogs soon become rather protracted.
But we finally climbed back onto the saddles this week. We've been out three times. Yesterday, we did our longest ride of the year 33k/2mi up to Almonte and back. I think we're getting better at navigating the constant grades of the local undulating topography. We're learning to gear up and down a lot and perhaps make better use of downhill momentum to get a good start on the next upslope.
The grade below, however, is the worst. Going down as I am in this photo is pretty wonderful but pedalling back up is a whole other story let me tell ya.
Yesterday, we found a new (for us) spot by the banks of the river. A friendly older couple and their dogs were there at first. They were so friendly that they almost apologized for not being able to have us strangers over for lunch that day. That's the Old Town Hall in the background to the left of Cuppa.
The writing (blogging) also continues to be both sparse and sporadic. Will the season change that actuality, or is it to become my new reality? Time will tell.