It was a super sunny day today and I just couldn’t stay indoors and not be part of it. So I dusked off the bike and went for the first roost of the year. What a perfect day for it too. Temperature was about 20C and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. The only thing that would have made the ride better was if I didn’t had that damn head wind flighting me for most of the 30KM.

The ride is part of my cardio craze. For all of this week I’ve been getting up in the morning to do 35 to 45 minutes of cardio on the elliptical trainer at Fitness World. I do this all before eating any food to get the maximum fat burn. This is all part of an effort to lose 15 pounds by E3 Expo and 5 more pounds by Computex.

Riding a bike around Richmond is way less boring than being on a stationery elliptical trainer, which may explain why I was riding for an hour and a half. I would never be able to do that on the trainer. I rode to the Shell Road trail towards Steveston Village, where the kites were out in full force – there must have been over three dozen kites in the sky. From Steveston I took the Dyke trail to River Road, where you can see the airplanes take off and land at the Vancouver International Airport across the river.

Being my first ride of the year, my butt got sore within the first 30 minutes. I had to stand up off the seat many times. After the ride my legs felt like noodles. Being the weekend, today was very busy. This prevented me from riding too fast because of people and other riders in the way. I hope this weather continues so I can roost during the weekdays where it will be way less busy because people are at work. It’ll be like having the entire road to myself. 🙂