I’ve told you that the Beer Guy is outdoorsy and adventurous and I’m not, right. Â One of the things he loves to do is go biking. Â Here at Sea Pines there are miles and miles and miles of bike trails. Â It didn’t take BG long to discover that we could rent bikes from The Bike Doctor for a $25 for the week. Â That offer was too good to pass up. Â So, since I’m trying new things, I acquiesced and allowed him to rent one for me too. Â In fact, the whole family rented bikes so that we could have some family excursions as well.
The sand here in Hilton Head is not as fine and sugary as the beach sand I’m used to on the Gulf. Â It’s more grainy and firm. Â Monday afternoon I discovered that it’s really fun to ride bikes on the beach. Â I also discovered it’s a lot easier when the wind is behind you!
Since the BG is always begging me to go ride bikes with him in CLT, I decided to grant his request and go for a little biking outing with just the two of us. Â We intended to just be out for ~45 min-1 hr. Â For efficiency’s sake, we decided to combine our outing with running an errand to pick up the tickets for the boys pending golf day. Â Well, we rode for 8 miles, and when we were about 5 min from our destination, realized that I had left the necessary paperwork to procure said golf tickets in the trunk of my car…which was parked at our villa…where we started…8 miles back. Â Long story short, our 45 min outing turned into a 4.5 hr excursion, during which time we biked more than 25 miles. Â (Mind you, until Monday, I had not been on a bike since I was about 10 yrs old.) Â For you serious cyclists and sporty types that may not seem like a lot. Â But for someone who hasn’t been on a bike in 20+ years, that was A LOT of biking, definitely adventurous, and exhausting. Â Get me, I’m sporty!
Of course, no adventure is complete without lunch and the appropriate refreshments to cool you off and rejuvenate you.
But I’ll let the Beer Guy tell you about that later. Â Suffice it to say, I was pretty proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone and opting to something adventurous (for me at least). Â I forgot how much fun it was to ride a bike, and I had a great time just being out and about with my hubby, taking in the beautiful scenery, not having a particular schedule. Â Don’t tell BG, but I may be willing to do that again before we go. Â 4.5 hours and 25 miles on a bike – not bad for a city girl who spends most of her time in stilettos! Â Get me, I’m sporty!