pt. 1_day5

Day 5 I rode about 30 miles but actually climbed some hills for fun. I decided to ride up Heekin twice, which was a worthwhile challenge, though certainly wore my legs out.


The biggest single revelation of this entire experience...I need to get some glasses with lenses that I can see through at night. I almost always ride with sunglass on a lanyard of sorts so I can take them off easily if I am in a super shaded area. That said when it gets to dusk, I have to take them off in order to see...that exact time happens to coincide with all the bugs coming out, so I tend to have to ride slower and constantly deal with gnats getting in my eyes.

pt. 1_day2

Day 2, I was a little slow on my way into work. Grabbed an Iced Americano and rode one handed from Startbucks drinking it on the way...saw this great GT Triple Triangle locked up at DAAP.

This awesome building is at the bottom of one of my favorite descents in town...from Ault Park down to Eastern Ave. This time around I rode back up, and back down...a first for me as I had never climbed that road.

Rode along the river for a little while, a bit further east than I usually venture, and man it is weird out there. 

Ate a great sandwich at the High Mark, and rode the 5 miles or so home. Funny story about the High Mark...the first time I ever noticed the place, I was on a bike ride checking out the flood we had earlier this year, and noticed them pumping out their basement, which apparently had 5 feet of water in it. I guess the name seemed fitting...or a jinx.

Relatively short day at 26.6 miles but dense with climbing at 1,923 ft.

pt. 1_day1B

Day one I got a little over zealous and ended up pedaling just under 45 miles and 2,000 feet of climbing when I add my ride to and from work to the ride I did in the evening. Fun was had, and the weather was nice, but I am a little tired on day 2.


Saw some nature, road off trail a little bit and ended up getting stranded and having to hike a bike out of the woods and up to the road in Beechmont...incredibly, no ticks. I ended up riding some areas that I had never ridden before, finding that the bike trail has a weird jog, where you more or less have to ride on a 4 lane highway for 2 miles, and discovered a nice stretch of downhill gravel in Ault Park.

pt. 1_day1A

Ride my bike 25 miles. That's the first daily task / act to undertake in this year's Task to Ritual project at UC. The act of riding 25 miles in and of itself is pretty easy, but getting myself out every day to accomplish this is where things get tricky.


I have been an avid bicycle rider for my entire life, but since pretty much quitting BMX due to injuries in 2010, I have suffered with making riding a bicycle something I do everyday,,,more on that later. 


First part of Day 1...ride my bike to work. I live in a valley and work on a hill so my ride to work consists pretty much of a long hill climb and thats it.

Sidenote: There are going to be a ton of photos of my handlebars throughout this.