Bike the Bend

Monday, May 21, 2012

Yesterday, it was 90 degrees in South Bend. It was also the third annual Bike the Bend... a biking event where South Bend shuts down about 30 miles of road to cars and allow cyclists to ride on the roads. It's pretty great! 

Let me set the scene. Saturday night was the prom at LPHS. I set off to chaperone with some of my favorite coworkers. It's always such a fun night to see the kids all dressed up and looking so classy. Dan was off to a coworkers' wedding. By the time I got home and went to bed, it was close to one. By the time Dan got home and went to bed, it was 2:30. We were meeting my parents at my house at 7:15 the following morning to bike. Sleepiness ensues, even now. 

We started our journey around Darden Road, went down Riverside Drive, through downtown South Bend, and eventually went to the Studebaker Museum. The museum was open to riders and so cool to walk through (even if we looked dorky wearing our bike helmets). After we stopped there, it was back on the bikes and off to Potawatomi Park (Note: Totally thought you could go in the zoo! You could not. Sad face.). Once there, we turned around and headed back. 

According to the map, we went about 20 miles, but I think it felt more like 30, so I'm not sure. :) Regardless, it was REALLY fun to be on the bikes, out and about, spending time with some of the people I love the most on a warm Sunday morning. 

It was also REALLY nice to change up my weekend running routine. I ran a little over four miles on Saturday and felt like I got a nice workout in on Sunday without feeling guilty for not running. That's a win in my book! 

Side note: My stomach was really upset on Saturday during our run. I was having a hard time keeping up with Dan and had to walk a lot. At one point, he was in front of me, and I saw him veer into the tall grass of a corn field to our left. I thought he'd found an injured animal or something. What did he really find? See below. And also, why do I never find things like these while running? :) 
Dan is a Guitar Hero!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an awesome time was had :) Oh, I never find anything good while running either...lol.


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