We drove (not my favored mode of transportation these days, but I'm in no condition to ride a bike) to the Strip and walked into town for my "get dressed and out of the apartment for some fresh air, exercise" enrichment program.
Pig Hill) and then raced over to Sycamore (keeping ahead of the pack in a car is actually difficult!) and then over to the South Hills to Canton to see the steepest hill in the world*
(*debate surrounds whether Canton holds this title, interestingly, Guinness claims Baldwin St in New Zealand as the World's Steepest. Canton is officially measured to be a 37% grade. However, that angle of 37% only extends about 22 feet, whereas Baldwin Street's steepest part (a 35% grade) stretches 230 feet.)
|These folks played inspirational tunes on their horns like "Eye of the Tiger" and "Gonna Fly Now"|
|Canton Ave in Beechview, World's Steepest Street|
|I'm off to the right in this Bicycling Magazine photo of the youngest (and happiest) rider|
The smiles, I love the smiles!
|The 'killer' sauce in question is the red stuff on the bottom right.|
Being curious if chemotherapy treatments would impact my cycling, I asked my oncologist if I'd be able to ride my bike back and forth to infusions and such. He laughed and told me that in all his 25 years of practice, he'd never been asked that question.
He didn't recommend riding anywhere after a treatment, but noted that the drug I'll be using was developed in Norway and that he was certain that Norwegian women rode a bike right after treatment. So, there's that.
I'll have the next 6 months of my life devoted to regular trips to an infusion center. Joy.
Kids have all the cool stuff!
At a local Target, we found these cool droid bike helmets and Darth Vader reflective vest for kids.