I’m feeling a little blah today, so I thought I should intentionally write about something I love. Here it is.
The Adanac Bikeway in Vancouver is awesome. Just thought I’d give a positive shout out to this city’s bike lanes. It’s like a mini bike tour. Take a stop at La Casa Gelato, stop and fill your tires at Union and Hawkes, shoot the shit with a fellow cyclist, check out the view of the mountains as you zip up the Georgia Viaduct. Amazing.
Riding a bike makes me feel like I’m at least 10 years younger. One of my favorite things. Weather permitting, of course. After I’m home from cycling I often feel about 10 years older, however…. sore back, shoulders, neck… oh well. Nothing a little Pilates can’t fix! I think that it’s the outdoor activities that make Vancouver something. If you aren’t into cycling, hiking, boating, running and whatever other activities are heightened by mountains, oceans, a moderate climate and kick-ass scenery – Vancouver is probably not the place for you. I’m finally starting to let this city be itself. The first year or two after I moved here I was trying to make Vancouver into a mini Toronto – and that definitely wasn’t working for me.
Lesson learned. Better to embrace what-is, than to resent what-isn’t.