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Day 13 with Tilda-Hilda


This morning Tilda-Hilda and I chased after the fog, but it rolled? flew? floated? faster than we could pedal. You can see some of the fog breaking over the low hills. It's heading back towards the Pacific Ocean, about 40 minutes away. That is, if it rides in a car. Can you imagine a bank of fog squeezed inside a car, say an oldie VW bug?

We rode about 10 miles in 55 minutes. I counted 15 hills. Some were slight and long. Some were very short, but steep. And others were in between. We definitely got a good workout.

For me, pedaling Tilda-Hilda out and about is better than a stationary bicycle. I pedaled one a couple months ago when I won a free weekly pass to a local gym. It was totally not my style, the stationary bike or the gym.  I tried nearly everything the gym had to offer—the treadmill, the row machine, the scary weight machines, boot camp, and zumba. The trainers and teachers were young sweethearts. They realized I was older and out-of-shape than I did. I enjoyed the zumba class. The teacher was into tweaking a lot, which was cracking me up by the end of the hour.

Eunice of A Tent, A Caravan, 4 Wheels & Me suggested a song for me—"Pushbike Song" by the Mixtures from 1970. Check out the video. It looks like it was made in Australia. I'm guessing the band was from down under. Do we ever say people are from up over?




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  1. Very good and fun bike ride! Congratulations

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  2. I exercise at home also. I'm sure I would be too intimidated at the gym. I have a step counter and I try to make sure I walk 12-15,000 a day. It's not much, but it makes me feel better. You sure do have beautiful countryside for your rides.

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    1. That sounds like a lot of steps to me. I sit a lot in front of the computer. Too much that when I get up, I'm stiff. Maybe if I put a step counter on me, it'll remind me to walk around for a few minutes every hour.

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  3. Thanks for the mention, and yes, The Mixtures were an Australian group from Melbourne.

    I exercise at home as I have several items of gym-spec equipment including a treadmill and cross-trainer, but I also go to the gym regularly and really enjoy it.

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    1. You're welcome, Eunice. That is a very cool song. My brother taught in Melbourne around that time, so the video gave me a tiny glimpse into what he must've seen.

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  4. Look at you go! You are getting plenty of exercise and enjoying all the views. This song is fun and look at that one bike the guy is riding. Maybe we are up over to them:)

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    1. My under arms aren't jiggling as much. Hurrah, hurrah.

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    1. My new quest is to find more bicycling songs. Until this one, I only knew Queen's "I want to ride my bicycle."

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    2. How about this one?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78MKBHR3NbU

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    3. Oooh, that's a cute video, Widders. Thanks! Nat King Cole had one of the smoothest voices.

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Thanks for the good cheer. :-)

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