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The tops of my thighs are serious about letting me know that they have been Used. Yoga this morning may have been an error in judgement; even on a good day 'powerful pose' is the devil incarnate, and today even the prayertwists were rough. Hoping for good things from the "continue to work/stretch those muscles rather than letting them freeze" plan.

Had my first dropped chain yesterday. I turned to head up a steep hill, shifted down to low gear in front, and couldn't figure out why I was pedaling and still losing speed. Walked up the hill, took a look, and convinced it to reseat on the gear with minimal fiddling. YAY I FIXED THE THING.

First ride in the light rain this morning. (Not that Vancouver really gets any other kind.) Rather pleasant, honestly. Kept me cooled down, kept me alert, feet didn't slip off the pedals too many times. Suspect I'm gonna want a rear fender sooner than later.

I spent some time yesterday and today studying the city's map of surprisingly comprehensive bike paths. Makes me want to get out and ride the seawall. Or Stanley Park. Or, hell, just through some of the more pleasant and interesting East Van neighborhoods.

Date: 2017-05-11 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sartorias.livejournal.com
The yoga exercise to help with bike leg aches is supra virasana.

Date: 2017-05-11 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sartorias.livejournal.com
The great thing about yoga is, you get benefit from however far you stretch--even if it's two inches.

Date: 2017-05-13 07:12 pm (UTC)
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I would totally rent a bike and go around the Seawall with you. It's something I've been wanting to do for a while now.

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