I bought a new bike two weeks ago. Its a hybrid Trek and I am loving it. We started biking to work (except for early morning meetings – I need every minute on those days).
Last weekend we rode our bikes to Ocean Beach. We took the Wiggle (a non hilly route to get from Duboce to Panhandle through Lower Haight – and I learnt that its a San Francisco biking landmark), through the Golden Gate to Ocean Beach and back.
This week was more adventuerous – we rode our bikes through Soma, Embarcadero, Marina and across the Golden Gate Bridge. We were exhausted by the time we got there, so we biked to the Sausalito Ferry and took that back (map of route embedded below).
Today, I have aches and pains all over. But it was exhilarating biking across the city along the water (I enjoyed that more than the Golden Gate Bridge). I do need to get better at biking over hills though.
Startups are hard. Putting your body under some stress during the weekend – the way your mind is stressed over the week – is a good way to restore balance. As I keep reminding myself, startups are a marathon, not a sprint.