Saturday, August 02, 2008

Biking trip

Today I went on my first serious biking trip, on the 30-km Capitol City Loop. I've been cycling on the 5-km Howard Tenin Lakeshore path for some time now, so I thought I'll try my hand at something longer. Most of the Loop is the Capital City Trail, one of the reasons Madison is known be the most cycle friendly city in the US. The use of the trail needs a $4 donation, but it is self-enforced, which means you can get away with not paying (Such 'honor'able things are only possible in rich countries, in India nobody would pay).

The trail took us through some very picturesque locales, going through hills, plains, and occasionally, woods. It wasn't a very difficult trip, because the terrain was (mostly) flat and the uphill slopes we encountered weren't very steep. Except for the (literal) pain in the ass, I didn't suffer any ill-effects from the trip.

This trip has solidified my new found love of biking (And Madison is a great place to be 'romancing the bike'). I'm looking forward to more such trips in the future.

(In case you are wondering, I'm the tall guy in the white shirt on the right.)