It has been a while since we have gone out for a nice ride. Summers here are just way to hot & humid! But since we are approaching the “end” of summer (not really down here though) we decided to pick up again on our Saturday morning bike rides. We have a great park not too far away and that’s where we go. I don’t like riding on the street, the drivers here are just a little too crazy for me! We hear way to many stories about cyclists getting hit by cars. So we go to our park & do our riding there. They also have awesome mountain bike trails, from beginners to expert. I started out mountain biking but I had a few bad falls & since about 15 years ago I fractured a vertebrae in my back and now have metal rods & screws there I decided I would just do my riding for miles. I don’t want to risk getting hurt again! That back surgery took me over a year to recover. So when I go with my husband riding we ride around the park. The park is pretty large, one loop is about 4 miles. It is next to the Everglades and there is also a levee that you can ride. We’ve done that a few times as well. It goes on for miles & miles. When we do the levee we usually do about 10 miles each way (depending on how windy it is). And it is so beautiful! I thought I had a better picture of one of our Levee rides but this is what I could find right now.
So today was a great ride! The weather was good, not too much wind and it was just great being outside. We did a little over 20 miles.
So without further ado, I would like you to meet Thelma. She is my bike! She is still a work in progress but I’m really happy with how she is coming along & she is a great bike! I just added the pink chain a few weeks ago! So far my favorite part are the grips! I love the pink & green with the butterflies! It is so me! I’m still searching for the perfect seat!