Sunday, June 29, 2008

Pride or Ride?

It's another hot one today! Okay, okay, so it's not in the triple digits but it's close...90 degrees and it's only 1:00 PM.

H and I decided not to go to the pride parade today. We didn't really feel like dealing with the heat and the crowds, so we went out for a bike ride instead. I have to say that I had a blast! I haven't been out on a bike in a long time. I used to ride fairly religiously, but between running, swimming, yoga & cycling it's hard to find enough time to fit everything in. H has never been a big fan of cycling. In fact, I think she down right hates it! But, it was her idea to head out for a ride this morning. I'm suspicious that because the weather has been gorgeous she thought that this was a perfect tanning opportunity. The meticulously rolled sleeves, no gloves, no socks, and hiking her shorts up a bit higher on her thighs was a dead give away. Still, I wasn't about to pass up this opportunity!

I opted for a rain check on the hills, so we drove down to the bottom of Inglewood Hill and rode along East Lake Sammamish. It was still early enough that the slight breeze taunted us with the smell of the water. It was enough to make you want to jump off your bike, strip down and jump in the lake. Of course, we didn't...but wouldn't that have been fun? East Lake Sammamish takes you to the Birk Trail, which will take you all the way to Seattle (I sometimes will ride home after work from Downtown Seattle to Issaquah via the Birk, which is a good 40+ miles - I wouldn't be impressed. I usually only do this once/twice a week in the summer months).

H and I rode to Woodinville and back. We ended up riding 25 miles, which is pretty good considering we've neglected our bikes all winter long! So, we missed pride, but we did ride - dykes on bikes? Yeah, okay that's a stretch!

Happy Pride, everyone!



Blogger Travelher and Pufferfish said...

We totally skipped Pride as well!
It kept raining on and off and well, we're fair weather lesbians.
Went to yoga instead and spent most of the rest of the day cooking up a storm with all of our co-op farm share veggies.
Your bike ride sounds lovely! You would've left me far behind I'm afraid...

June 30, 2008 at 8:31 AM  

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