Follow my journey of raising awareness and funds for The Boot Campaign as I train to ride my bicycle on RAGBRAI (400+ miles across the state of Iowa) while wearing combat boots!
Friday, May 2, 2014
Learning to Ride
"It's as easy as riding a bike." After a week of breaking in the boots by walking around, I thought it was time to actually see if I could ride in them without too much discomfort or even see if the dynamics of the bike would allow for the bulky boots. So, today was the day! I did an easy 16 mile trail ride and was quite surprised at how well the boots felt. I still have my clip pedals on my bike so I'm hoping that pedaling will become even easier once I put on wider and flat pedals.
A strong head wind and some rain ended my ride so I hope that isn't foreshadowing our RAGBRAI weather!
Here's to hoping this smoothy becomes my new normal!