Monday, September 01, 2008

JOIN ME ON MY BIKE RIDE!!

So, I've been a real couch potato these last few days... and I was feeling very fat and blah... so this morning I decided to stop this madness, I've thrown all the chips in the garbage (for real this is my addiction...) and off I went on Bijou.

I passed a bridge, Pont Charles de Gaulle, at the beginning of my route. Separating Montreal from the suburbs!

I decided to go as far as I felt like as long as the ride was at a minimum of 1h30. I stopped at a red light and asked a guy where the cycling path called "La Route Verte" was going and he was like: "as far as you want!". So, I just kept going on it and finally saw the sign below after 14K so I knew I going to target L'Assomption as my final destination (I still had to come back!!).


It started getting really nice to ride after 20K where we stopped being in residential area where you can't ride that fast and there are a lot of turns (they scare me... so I slow down a lot!). After that I saw mostly corn fields and nice waterfront houses.


Finally got to L'Assomption and my watch read 25.02K at that sign!

And look below at the sign I found in Le Gardeur! Apparently dogs cannot poop in the suburbs!!! LOL

Total ride distance = 50.24K
Total ride time = 2h18
Speed = 21.8 Km/h
Pretty happy I finally found the motivation to get out there. I feel great right now!! =)

18 comments:

cindy said...

Way to ditch the chips and get outside for some fresh air and a nice ride!

OMG - can dogs understand that sign?? I thinking no ;)

yumke said...

Great workout and great pictures.. wish cameras were small enough to bring with us on runs, huh?

She Who Makes Waves said...

Wish I was there riding with you! Thank you for posting photos from your ride, it's nice to see what others see when they are out and about! That is too funny about the dog sign!

It does feel good doesn't it, to be out enjoying fresh air and exercise! It's always a pick-me-up for me!

Marcy said...

Oooooo I love photo tours! Very nice and OMFG I LOVE that poop sign HAHAHAHAHHAAAAAA

J~Mom said...

Love the pictures!!!!!! Looks like a great ride!

BeachRunner said...

Nice ride and photo montage. The dog sign is a classic.

Running~Jordan said...

You know you can fit a few ruffle chips in a Bento Box though, right?

Good job getting out there!

Steve Stenzel said...

You didn't know that suburban dogs don't poop? They just hop in their SUV, drive out to the country, and do their business there.

And great photos!

Regarding your comment on my blog: I REALLY don't want to find out how horrible that costume is going to be before the race. If I "test it out," I might end up wussing out come race day. So I'm going into the race as a Grim Reaper Virgin.

Running Knitter said...

Nice job! I love the pics. I really felt like I was there with you. :)

Trishie said...

Love that you take photos during your rides! Very neat. Also, I did not know that dogs are not allowed to poop in the 'burbs. Good to know ;)

b said...

Love the bike ride visual storybook Sonia...the bike trails look fantastic where you live...I'm so very jealous :-)

Thanks for the great notes in my journal also...

b

TNTcoach Ken said...

Chips are not evil! They're a valuable source of potatoes and grease.....Why do you think that put them in such large bags? For us to enjoy.....

Laurel said...

Love, love LOVE the pics! I too went on a bike ride today! Not as far as you, only about 18 miles. Too bad we didn't live closer, we could have gone together!

I can't believe I am not going to be at the Miami Marathon this year! I have been there the past THREE years either running or watching. Makes me sad. You will do great though. You know, you could always come run in Philly, they have GREAT races here ;)

Taunya said...

That's incredible! We don't have any bike paths remotely like that around here. If we did, I would consider biking. Nice pics.

Vava said...

Nice pics, great ride, and I wish they had poopless dogs in my town!

b said...

Hope all is well Sonia...have a great weekend :-)

Sarah said...

I like the picture-ride idea, might have to steal it :)

Glad you had a great ride!

Tea said...

That sign is hilarious! Sounds like a great ride!