Biking for work.
The latter half of those days consisted of riding in one format or another. On Tues., a mountain bike adventure to North Park Dirt Rag style, which includes a few beers here and there. If you have read any of my other blog posts, I'm a proud single track beginner. I prefer stay toward the back of most rides. I like knowing no one is being held up at my leisure pace and periodical bike walking or run. To my relief, the trails were friendly, with bypasses on anything challenging.
I'm sure there are some newbies out there that agree with my irrational fears. Riding on a single track with a decent drop off two inches from the edge is one of them, steep drop ins, large logs/ trees and heavy rock forests. To name just a few. Maybe too many crashes in my younger more nimble days, I'm certain, I won't bounce back as quickly. Whatever the reason, I had one triumph on Tues. I made it through a double dip that was steeper than I would normally attempt. Of course, I did my usual "I did it!". A well deserved beer followed this mighty success.
Another day of discussion leading into a long ride around the city of Pittsburgh.
The Church Brew Works is a great Pittsburgh restaurant/ brewery. I highly recommend this as a must stop in Pittsburgh, to enjoy good food and fine brews. Garlic ball appetizer and onion soup appetizer, pierogie entree. Then we were back on two wheels attempting to climb Pittsburgh hills with a mass of food and beer in our guts. We decided to cut through a cemetery where the opposing end had no visible exit. We had to pull a, pass the bikes over the fence and then slide under trick. It brought me back to younger years of mischief and mayhem.
Two nights of laughter and merriment, that I can only find when partaking in a few things. One being bicycling.