The Little Chicago Loop
Friday, May 28, 2010
I have biked the Little Chicago Loop three days in a row! Today I actually rode it by myself. Oddly, I have never rode my bike that far all by my self... normally I would ride it with my husband or friend Alice, I never realized how biking is such a lovely way to meditate.
Today I chose to meditate upon "Creativity as a healing process" - I thought a lot about art as a process and how I need to start translating my new eating & movement efforts into art. Not sure yet how, but just sure that I will.
Anyway, Little Chicago is the name of a road down off West River Drive - where West River Drive meanders along the Wisconsin River, Little Chicago cuts a large corner both starting end ending on W. River - by biking the loop created by these two roads I can ride about 12 miles in and hour, most of which is paved shady old country roads that follows the river then loops back up through the woods. Very, very pretty. There are just enough hills to whine about, in case I'm in the mood, but I don't feel destroyed when I get back.
I had only rode this loop once before a few years ago and it near killed me. But not only did I do it once, I did it three times this week! My only problem is I think I pulled a shoulder muscle patting myself on the back. So I've decided to blow my own horn instead.