I knew it would be difficult but I didn’t realize how difficult it would be. The other weekend, my friend had to take her bike into the shop for a tune-up not realizing that it’d take more than a day to tune it up. It had taken quite a bit of rust over time — a result of water damage. Sometimes it’d sound as if springs were going to just explode and fly in all directions.
Anyhow, while the weekend wasn’t due for a training session — I set out to go for a test run with my bike. Discovered that the hills did take a toll on my endurance in my attempt to tackle 50km but that also my allergies were literally destroying me. The weather had gotten warmer … trees were starting to bud, dandelions blossoming, pollen in the air … you get the idea. I am quite the sight… looking like I’m crying all the time.
So as I make my way on to the East Don Parkland trail in North York, starting near Leslie and Sheppard — I soon run into signs indicating that parts of the trail were closed for construction. Really? Now?? Suffice to say, that it was a pain turning around and having to make my way all the way around to another entrance point on to the trail.
I only made it 35km … between the hills and allergies … I was just too tired. On the bright side, I successfully tackled a really big uphill afterwards on the way home.
I was hoping to get a successful time-lapse on my GoPro. This was a test run after all but I soon realized once I got home and uploaded everything onto the computer that it didn’t work out. A 10 second time-lapse just doesn’t work well so after some research, I’m going to give the 2 second time-lapse a try — fingers crossed!