Back in the Saddle
My wife and I finally squeezed in some time to go cycling together. Between the boys’ busy schedule and our unfortunate timing, it has been tough to chew up some asphalt together. Not to mention I had to buy a new Thule Vertex 4 hitch bike rack because I ran over my old bike rack, but that’s a story for another time.
On Monday, we hit the Indian Head Rail Trail (IHRT) decked out in our personalized cycling jersey for just under 21 miles. We had to pick up our son from school so we did not have time to ride the entire length of the trail which is 13.4 miles (26.8 miles round trip). We usually set aside two hours to complete the trail, but we are willing to cut it short if we have to do. The important thing is to get some time in the saddle because time in the saddle is time off the sofa.
What stands out about our ride was our ability to track our time and distance via Cyclemeter from our Apple Watch. Unfortunately, time and distance was the only thing I was able to see on my Apple Watch. I wasn’t able to see cadence, calories burned, speed and additional useful information so I upgraded my account to Elite for $9.99. We are not professional cyclist, but the more information we can obtain while we are cycling the better. We are not on the trail just to look good; even though we do look good.