It was a beautiful day in Portland today, and I was hoping to get out for a nice long bike ride to celebrate. Instead, I ended up having to look after our older daughter (18 months) for a bit, and wasn’t going to be able to get the ride in. That is, until I remembered that I just picked up some clipless pedals for my kid-hauling bike.
So I threw Hazel in the kid seat on the Specialized Sirrus, clipped in and we were off.
It wasn’t going to be a fast, ride, but it would be a tough ride, with a 25 pound kid on the back tire. I figured that at least I’d get a solid ride in, and would also be able to enjoy some time with my daughter. My legs wouldn’t care that I wasn’t on my lightweight road bike, it’s not like I was going to be racing anyone. And a workout they got. Over 1100 feet of climbing in about 11 miles – not a bad ride.
At the end of the day, I was happy to have gotten a ride in. My legs felt tired as if I went out for a solo long ride, and I probably got a better workout in a shorter time hauling Hazel around.