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.


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.


High above the hustle and bustle of the old city.


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


Oh the places these boots take me…


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


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

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