Date: June 24th
Neighborhood: Panorama City, Van Nuys, Valley Glen, North Hollywood
Difficulty: 2 out of 5
Weather: Sunny, breezy
Distance: 11.3 miles (I am only counting bike miles here)
Saturday morning was the day I decided to bike my morning barre class (8.2 miles). For a while, I’ve been meaning to bike for my weekend errands. Hopefully this challenge will help me build that habit and be willing to bike longer than a mile. I also need to buy a bike pannier.
I started this trip from home and biked all the way to North Hollywood. I took the Tujunga Wash path to cut out all the intersections to get to Valley Glen. It’s a nice ride, I wish I took more pictures. I can’t believe I woke up this early to ride my bike.
I do have to say though, the experience of riding is different from walking the same paths. For examples in this picture above, I did not anticipate this part to be a rough ride. I didn’t see cracks or the raises on the path. Unlike walking, you really feel it when you ride over these cracks and raises I thought I was going to fall off my bike or I ruined my tires.
After barre class, I took the bus to Van Nuys. It was starting to get hot. From there, I biked the rest of the way home (3.1 miles)
Will this be my new Saturday morning ritual? Biking around for errands? I jokingly told my husband, I am taking some lifestyle tips from the Netherlands and a lot of it is inadvertent:
- We have a house by a river (err…wash)
- Eating ice cream
- Taking public transit
- Working to live