When the Covid-19 pandemic first took hold in March 2020 we responded quickly as a family - including strict stay at home orders and no outside contact until we could get a handle on the risks.
The first major impact for me was losing my hockey game(s) each week. Sunday morning hockey and Tuesday night beer league games were put on indefinite hold. More about my 45-year hockey story here.
The question now turned to exercise. Those who know me well will attest to the fact that I have a serious sweet tooth and extended time without elevated heart rate was going to pack on the pounds. Running was quickly ruled out because, as a sprinter, I don't think my body is equipped to run past 200 meters.
My attention now turned to the garage where I had a couple of 20 year old bikes sitting there - a Kona mountain bike and an aluminum Trek 100 road bike. I remembered back to some epic rides growing up including:
- 1986 - Braeside (Southwest Calgary, Alberta) to Okotoks on my BMX bike (~70km)
- 1987 - Braeside to Hawkwood (Northwest Calgary) on my BMX bike (~60km)
- 2005 - Markham (North of Toronto, Ontario) to Barrie on Trek (~172km!)
- 2013 - Wynantskill (East of Albany, NY) to Saratoga Lake on Trek (~70 miles)
My Life Story - Have you ever thought about the impact of big decisions that you made in your life? How about the small ones or the ones made for you? How would have your life turned out if things went the other way?