Fellow Biking Toronto member Duncan gave me the heads up of this fun summer game that’s on the internet hosted by Let’s Go Ride A Bike. For my first event, I took my girlfriend out on a bike-date. I rarely get to see her as she now lives and works in Ottawa, a good 4-day bike ride (3 if I pedal really fast) from Toronto so when I found out she was coming to town to visit I insisted we go out by bike. Going on a bike date is a lot of fun since it the end destination and the trip there can be equally enjoyable rather than wasting time sitting in traffic in a car or squished amongst strangers on the subway. She took my 1-speed folding bike while I took my dad’s new Beater Bike.
It was a lot of fun wearing khakis and a straw fedora instead of lycra shorts and a road helmet
It was a quiet, but hot Sunday morning so we rode at a very leisurely pace to avoid breaking a sweat. Honestly, it was a nice change of pace for me as I’m either weaving through downtown traffic on my track bike or hustling about on my road bike so it was nice to just soak up the sun and enjoy the ride. It was also a really different and relaxing experience to just ride around aimlessly rather than worry about time or cadence or anything else; all I needed to focus on was enjoying the ride.
We hopped around to different shops in my area to pick up snacks for our little picnic. First we swung by my usual hang out to get some caffeine in our bodies to kick start the day followed by a stop at a French bakery and a pastry shop to satisfy our sweet tooth. After biking around through some quiet neighbourhoods we found our picnic spot by Casa Loma, a massive castle-like house turned museum and big tourist attraction. The day was pretty much just spent laying around munching on some delicious snacks and enjoying the great weather and company.
A warm day by Casa Loma
Posted: May 26th, 2010
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