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  1. VELO
    No Running. Day 3. Ooot and A... 26 km

    Mainly rainy and windy during this, but so humid and hot the rain was welcome. It wasn't too much rain, just enough to keep me cooler in the heat.
    I did some biking and then hid at a coffee p... read more

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      So sweet. The album for 15 is a lovely idea, Barb-- nothing lame about that! Great oot and aboot miles on the bike!

      about 8 hours ago Like

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    • Emma I.
      Emma I.

      Awwww, I think that scrapbook sounds awesome! Such a lovely thoughtful thing to do.

      about 2 hours ago Like

    • Dana

      That's an awesome gift!

      16 minutes ago Like

  2. VELO
    Why not, eh? 7 mi

    P took L to ride the bus and O train, something that L likes to do without me. L: "You can stay here Mama and make dinner. See you soon!"
    What a turkey.
    Anyway, P sent me on an errand, wh... read more

    • Marina
      Marina

      Awww, totally bicycle! Yay!

      1 day ago Like1 person

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    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @barbara - oh, he brought his own home too. they made a trip to bulk barn. lord knows what's hiding in the bag he brought home. @ann - that's what it was, a "smorgasbord" is what he claimed he wanted. it was a bag of junk: 1 twix bar, 1 peanut butter cup, 1 kit kat, 1 bag cheesies. i felt like i gained 30 pounds just bringing it home. ;)

      1 day ago Like

    • Robin B.
      Robin B.

      Awesome!

      about 13 hours ago Like1 person

  3. VELO
    great No Running. Day 2. 14 mi

    Okay. So I am loving my new bike. It's light and going up the hills is a piece of cake compared to what I was working with. Going for a spin around the canal feels easier, it's almost no ... read more

    • Sam J.
      Sam J.

      I can understand all that movement and change in balance scaring you. It's like when people grabs drinks off a servers tray and then everything goes flying and they sit there looking at you like you're a total loser when it was totally their fault. LOL weird analogy but balance is balance whether it's drinks on a tray or a toddler on a bike. Just duct tape him in there and you'll be loving that thing in no time. LOL

      1 day ago Like4 people

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    • Pranada D.
      Pranada D.

      Maybe you and P. could do a little demonstration for him somehow about how shifting weight on the back of the bike makes it dangerous? Like if he watches while P grabs hold of the empty bike seat and pulls it (carefully) while you're on it to show how it makes for wobbles? Or maybe even stage a fall with an empty bike while he watches? Is he old enough to start to process that? Maybe you could tell him he is now Mama's steady driver, and he is in charge of helping you steer by sitting still?

      about 23 hours ago Like

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      Not a bad idea, P. He does well with those kind of things (don't push back on your chair or youll tip, like this....). Good idea, P!

      about 15 hours ago Like

  4. VELO
    good Leo bike miles 5 mi

    Skool. Work. Home. Rainy. Kid looks adorable in his rain coat and rain pants. The hood up under his helmet is what really seals in the adorableness. I keep trying to get a pic of him when we bike i... read more

    • Ann H.
      Ann H.

      You are doing him a favor by taking him out in every weather. Since I've started bike commuting, I have a newfound respect for how much time you spend making all of this work on your bike. Props woman. I can't wait for the pic of Leo and his bib!! He's adorable and looks up to you so much!

      2 days ago Like1 person

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    • Barbara
      Barbara

      Awesome ride in the rain, we could use some they keep forecasting it but nothing , dry as a dustbowl for the past two weeks my lawn and garden could use some help

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Awesome bike miles, Barb! Leo isn't picky about the weather because he's grown up being out in everything while you're commuting in the healthiest and most sustainable mode. Great life lessons he's learning at an early age-- hats off to you, Barb!

      2 days ago Like1 person

  5. FIT
    good this and that

    Nooooo running! ;) Day 1.
    Just some core work and a few commuting miles on the bike with L.
    Pushups, single leg glute bridges, planks (why is it the 1st 30secs is faster than the last 30 secs? ... read more

  6. RUN
    mishmash miles 9 km

    this is total mileage from yesterday's warm up, and cool down for the race (i "ran" home because I was getting cold in my shorts and tank, but it was a slooow jog, wherein i had some... read more

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      A great weekend, Barb!

      3 days ago Like1 person

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    • Nicole M.
      Nicole M.

      Awesome to meet you, That Barb Girl! Thanks for jumping in and helping along at the end! It was great to push through those crowds with you for sure! Seems like we have some similar goals and parenting outlooks too. :-)

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @Nicole - when you yelled "let's fucking do this!" in the race that pretty much sealed my gut reaction that you are cool people. ;) haha.

      1 day ago Like

  7. RUN
    good Ottawa Race Weekend 10k. 10 km 00:47 07:37 pace

    First, a little PB. 47:24 official. 32/1379 in my AG. :) Woot! Pretty happy about that, not too far off the pace I was hoping for (to break into 46:xx), but I'll take it. Headwind for the firs... read more

  8. VELO
    Near Miss. Again. 4.69 mi

    Biking L home and he fell asleep on me, which to me says: bike some more then! so I turned around and when I got back toward the bridge at somerset this man on his bike that I have seen many times,... read more

    • Marina
      Marina

      You know what? Call the cops. If you can give them a description and tell them what occurred, they will be on the lookout for him. We had a guy like that in London, and he terrorized pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, alike. He was finally caught and charged with assault. GLAD you are ok, though. That's such a frightening experience.

      5 days ago Like2 people

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    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Wow, what a lunatic. I agree with Marina-- call the cops on him. Glad you're OK, Barb!

      5 days ago Like

    • Barbara
      Barbara

      Guys like that give cyclists a bad name. so sorry this happened to you Barb. Great miles. Im trying to run / cycle daily but its exhausting lol

      4 days ago Like

  9. VELO
    good hold it! 13 mi

    I feared a leg stretcher would result in me doing something stupid and I didn't trust myself to stay in line, so, to the bike! Rode the path and then stopped to pick up my kit. Boom.
    Warm up ... read more

  10. VELO
    New Bike! 8.69 mi

    After my fitting and getting them to throw on my bell and mirror I was off!
    (bytheby, they were so nice to me in that shop. to get my seat on for L the mechanic watched a bunch of videos, and even... read more

  11. RUN
    commutes! 4.24 mi 00:39 09:14 pace

    took L to skool and then went back home to pick up my bag to run over to the bike store to have my bike fitting!
    i hafta say, if i ever have to really run-commute, i need a better bag. what a pai... read more

  12. RUN
    half dozen 30/30s 3.69 mi 00:32 08:40 pace

    warm up, 6x30/30 (which felt incredibly short...but i followed orders...) cool down.
    done.
    spotted the km marker for 40k on the route this morning, up and ready and waitin' for y'all t... read more

  13. VELO
    good Leo bike miles 5 km

    Wee one to and from the museum.
    Windy out there! L said: "we're on Neptune!!" Because it was so windy. Ha.

    • Robin B.
      Robin B.

      windy here too. Nice ride. Hope you like the new bike.

      8 days ago Like1 person

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    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      LOL! Smart kid-- where'd he learn so much about Neptune? I read that during storms there, winds reach 2200 km/hr. Hope it wasn't quite that windy in Ottawa! :)

      8 days ago Like2 people

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @Vern - we read about planets all the darn time. library books. and he also enjoys watching some short videos about the planets. he can name them all, in order of closest to furthest from the sun. he also knows mercury facts (smallest planet, closest to sun, orbits sun in 88 days). his love of space is rivaled only by his love of trains/bus/subways/streetcars. ;)

      6 days ago Like

  14. RUN
    tired merp 5 mi

    glad this was supposed to be slow and easy....zero mojo.
    heat? humidity? just plain blah? who knows.
    oh well. just glad it wasn't race day. ;)
    Happy Tuesday, peeps!

  15. VELO
    good Leo bike miles 10 mi

    This included a lot of stops to get his majesty to stop being a pain in the butt. Eesh. We stopped to watch some geese with their tiny babies, and we stopped at the Hartwell locks to climb the lock... read more

  16. FIT
    good this and that

    Planks, side planks, single leg glute bridges, lunges, dips, pallof press, push ups
    Maintenance. :)

  17. VELO
    good Leo bike miles 5 km

    Wee miles. Park and a wee meander

  18. RUN
    great 30 sec off 10k goal pace 6.2 mi 00:49 07:53 pace

    Heehee.
    Okay running, I feel the love.
    1 week out from the race. Thinkin' 7:30/mi is likely feasible...we'll see of course...but that's the hope and dream right now. ;)
    Got to watch ... read more

  19. VELO
    Ode to a Bicycle. Or, bike sh... 12 km

    The first time I bought a bike (my current tank) I got it at a garage sale and rode it up the street for 3 minutes and bought it (along with an espresso machine that we no longer have). Got the pai... read more

    • Ann H.
      Ann H.

      i think you have every reason to be sad for the old tank. you've been through so much. the awesome thing is that you can STILL ride it if you ever want to! it didn't go anywhere! but i venture to say you'll be smitten with the new one. i think you're made for speed. just saying... happy new bike day!! sailing on air!

      12 days ago Like2 people

    • Marina
      Marina

      What Ann said! You will revisit the old tank occasionally for a kick, and the new bike will just be a new addition to the family. :) SO fun! Such good times you will have!

      12 days ago Like1 person

    • Patty S.
      Patty S.

      congrats on the new bike! now you have to name it.

      12 days ago Like1 person

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Who indeed? Reading all of the things you and that bike went through together, I shed a tear. :)

      12 days ago Like1 person

  20. Shared Photo

    Check it out! I settled on this lovely little something. If you could have seen me testing them on the path, laughing hysterically at how amazing it was to have a light bike going up the hills. Tes... read more