So for the first time in years, I got back on the bicycle. Not the downstairs bike with all the recorded lectures, but the real bike where the scenery changes.
The motivation? An Inconvenient Truth. No, not that one, silly. This one. I'm hoping to leave some of this gut along Cherry Creek.
Eventually, I'd like to bike into work, so last night, I wanted to see how far I could get in half an hour. Riding along the Cherry Creek bike path, I got to Logan Street, which is just about where I needed to be. Chop another five minutes off that, and the whole thing's doable.
The good news - which is also the bad news - is that I live on a hill in the highest part of town. The same applied to work, where I'm on a hill in the highest part of downtown. This means climbs to close out both rides. But the other good news is that Cherry Creek runs from east-to-west, which is the morning ride. It means the ride going into work, where time is more of a factor, will be easier. And while going home will be almost all uphill, at least it's a gentle grade.