It’s been a while since my last post. I did not bike during the last two weeks of the semester because I needed all the study time I could get. Until I could figure out a way to study on a bike that means I use the subway time. Although I did discover that if I use the bike with the seat back at the gym I could study while exercising.
The problem that came up with not biking was that I challenged myself to some goals on socialworkout.com-biking 100 miles in a month, and crossing 10 NYC bridges in a month. When I signed up for them I didn’t think it was a big deal. But last Wednesday was the last day of my month and I still needed more miles and to cross 1 bridge. The weather was absolutely miserable, wet and misty, but I’m very competitive with myself and I didn’t want to finish with less than 100%. So I got on my bike. Literally that was the only reason I biked that day. With the weather getting colder I don’t think I’ll be signing up for challenges like that until Spring.
My next ride was today. Over Chanukah I have been eating a lot. I was heading to the gym today but biking there and back would burn more calories. The streets were pretty empty, but the wind was strong. There were times that I was struggling to move on a flat street. Also, I feel like because there were fewer cars out, the drivers who were out were being more careless. I had to sound my airhorn way too many times today. I almost got hit by a truck backing up because he was oblivious to me crossing the path behind him. And ever since they switched the pedestrian and bike lanes on the Manhattan Bridge I’m noticing more and more people getting in my way. People don’t read signs and I don’t think many people realize the lanes were switched.