Matt and I took our bikes out to play on Sunday!
Being out of town a bunch on weekends lately meant that our bikes have been a little neglected, so when Matt suggested we take them out for a spin on Sunday I was more than happy to oblige!
Matt planned out a big loop through some of the country roads near us. It was a GORGEOUS day — 70 and sunny in November?! Amazing.
We passed a pretty lake and had to stop and take pictures, of course. :)
Don’t worry, we had helmets on — we just took them off for the photo. :)
It was such a nice ride. It felt good to get back out there — I missed biking!
We covered about 16 miles total, and close to the end we made a pit stop in Carrboro for brunch! Acme is one of the few places in town I hadn’t yet tried for brunch, and I’d heard great things. Sunday was finally the day!
I had the Mexican-inspired option— a squash empanada with black bean puree, topped with two over easy eggs and some pico de gallo.
It was really good. Plus a huge side salad — yum!
After brunch, we biked back on home. It was fun to go car-free for the day. We need to do that more often! It’s nice that with biking, unlike running, you can easily stop and eat and then keep going — without feeling sick.
I love using my bike as transportation — I’ve always wanted to bike to school (or bike to work when I was at a full time job), but I’ve never really had a good, safe route option. Especially during the week, there are lots of scary trucks around and there isn’t much of a shoulder on the route I’d need to take. Sad. I really wish America were better built for bikers and pedestrians! Do any of you guys use your bikes as your main form of transportation?
In other news, today is my Friday! I love short weeks. I’m flying off to Pittsburgh tomorrow afternoon to spend Thanksgiving with Matt and his family. My parents are actually coming, too, so that should be fun! My mom has met his parents a couple times but my dad never has, so it’ll be a nice chance for everyone to get to know each other better before the wedding. :)
I’m also seeing the Twilight movie tonight with my friend Lindsey and one of her friends, hehe. Any of you seen it yet? I know the movies have the worst acting ever, but they are still so entertaining and I love the books. Don’t judge. ;)