Even Leftovers can be Adventurous…

…and I don’t mean because they’ve been sitting in the back of the fridge for a week too long. What I’m getting at is when you have a dual-purpose bike, even something as mundane as having leftovers for supper can be amazingly fun.

Case in point: yesterday was a beautiful early fall day, feeling more like early September than October. With the days growing steadily shorter, it becomes a bit of a crunch after work hours to get some riding in, especially when you have a pesky habit of eating decent meals at regular hours. The solution: reheat some of Mom’s homemade veggie lasagna in the microwave, then pack in into the tailpack of the bike along with a couple of bottles of water and hit the trails. 

When Mom was making that lasagna, I bet she never thought that it would be eaten on a hillside high above St. John’s. We took a trail off Blackhead Road in Shea Heights and crawled our way up the hill to what I believe is a radio tower. The trail was a bit loose and rocky in places, but nothing the TW (and her rider) couldn’t handle! It’s a great feeling to easily conquer trails that would’ve intimidated me just a few months ago. The bare rock face made a great seat while we enjoyed our adventurous leftovers.

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Roughly the location of our picnic.

It was a spectacular evening, one of those times when I felt so thankful to live where I do, and to be able to go out and enjoy one of the last warm days of 2015. We took a few pictures while the sun was setting, whilst being “serenaded” by the the cruisers and sportbikes roaring through the downtown just below us. I didn’t want the evening to end but darkness was descending quickly so we made our way back down the hill. A round trip of only about 20km (12.5 miles) but it felt like a world away.

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High above the hustle and bustle of the old city.

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Superhero pose! It’s Icon Woman to the rescue on her trusty TeeDub!

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Oh the places these boots take me…

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Another day ends. Photo credit: @motorbike_mark_ on Instagram.

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Posted on October 7, 2015, in Pictures: Places & Bikes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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