In a word – awesome. That was how the much anticipated Tuesday ride was. It was great to be out pedaling and moving forward rather than pedaling in place.

I hit the road shortly after 10 a.m. The sun was shining and the sky was a brilliant blue. I bundled up with all my top winter riding gear and got busy. It was just so soothing to be out and feeling my body power me through the air. My legs ticked over nicely finding a relaxed and smooth rhythm.

No SRM for me today. Focus right now is on high cadence and getting back into the training groove. Perfect – just what I need right now. I pedaled along through Barrhaven to Richmond onto Stittsville and then finally ending up at Marc’s office in Kanata. All on my trusty Stevens Super Prestige.

It took a bit to get used to being around cars again. Didn’t realize how spoiled we are in Belgium to have the amazing bicycle path system and very quiet country roads to explore. I think most motorists were shocked to see a cyclist out on the road! Extra bonus of the ride is that the roads were completely dry.

There was a bit of a headwind but, with the ‘cross gearing, it wasn’t an issue. Besides, I think I was smiling too much to notice the headwind. The ride flew by and before I knew it I was putting the bike in my car. Sigh. Ah well, I get to do it all over again tomorrow.

Not sure where I’ll go on Wednesday. Most likely I’ll hit up some of my favorite training loops. Barrhaven – Richmond – Pierce’s Corners? Guess I’ll just have to see where the spirit takes me.

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