|Trace The Mitten|
Eight reasons this happens to me
This time of year is always hard to maintain my good workout habits. Why is this? I share this not to provide excuses to validate my behavior; it is just to provide insight for myself and maybe it relates to you.
I am ready for a break!
My heaviest mileage is during the summer. It is when I do organized ride events and tours.
My motivation to cycle is lower.
This relates to the previous factor. I do not have an immediate goal or event in the future. I just want to maintain a base level of fitness.
Fall is a harder time with allergies and acclimating to the the colder air.
I do not know when these health concerns will flare up. I am most likely to get bronchitis and I am content with cycling on the trainers inside. When I am inside I do not go as long.
The days get shorter and the sun sets faster.
By the tine I get home and fix supper my available ride time is shorter . It gets dark quicker. I need to plan my rides more carefully. Drivers do not expect cyclists now like they did in the summer. Remember to have your lights with you.
I am still not a morning person.
I cannot ride inside or out early in the day unless I absolutely need to. Sunrise is getting later too. If the Sun is not up yet, then neither am I.
I must get my house and yard in order for winter. Play time is over. Doing this always tires me out. It gets me outdoors which is good. I also find that I am more in the mood for stretching, resistance or weight workouts. I am more in the mood for bike maintenance.
More rainy days.
It has been a dry summer and I know that the rains pick up due to the seasonal shift. We also I likely to get impacted by the tropical storms giving us rain.
Keep riding fun, but keep the fitness base.
The ebike did great in the dirt and gravel. Roads were smooth and lightly traveled. The drivers were nice.
Another Michigan State Park to add to my list of campsites.
The hill was not that bad.
After dinner we went fishing. Catch and release.
I was happy that I could be there to see the joy.
I rode the bike to see the lakes. This lake was a favorite of small craft.
What beautiful views.
I love finding classics cars for sale. What a fun camping weekend. I will do this again.
An early start was on everyone's mind. They wanted everyone back to Frankfort by 3 p.m. Like myself, I am sure that everyone was ready to head to the next destination. I was up early and got packed quickly and ready to get out of the tent when I heard drops of rain.. Luckily it was not more. During breakfast we had a little shower. We have had such good weather during this tour.
I had heard that we had a long climb once we have we were leaving Traverse City. The predictions were right; miles long.
It was a beautiful ride.
The morning moved quickly. We went through some woods and lake areas. We were beating the heat, but it was overcast. This was the first day of the tour that I did not need the sunglasses.
We were there to early in the morning. There are always reasons to return. Some of this tour had segments that I had done before, but I did not mind the ride.
Many thanks the the SAG volunteers for your hard work and many hours. Thanks also to the other volunteers. They are essential for the success of the tour.
St. Ambrose was ready for our visit. Great to feel welcome.
I was happy to hear that they did beer as well as wine.
The greeting at the finish line felt so good. Piece of cake. Shower. Load gear. Drive home with sweet memories.