Catching my own shadow biking earlier this year, when I
was still wearing a heavy jacket.

This morning, as this post is going up, I am biking the Drive. Bike the Drive is an annual Chicago event for which Lake Shore Drive is closed to cars from 5:30 to 11:00 a.m., and bikers get to enjoy it.

Although I love to bike, I have never done this before because crowds are not my idea of fun, and biking in a crowd is even less my idea of fun. But my daughter talked me into it – “It will be so cool, Mom!”

Not sure it will be cool as it’s supposed to be 90F by late morning, but we will start early, and as we live at the Southern tip of the bike route, we might avoid the super crowded ride, at least going north. Our goal is to make it to downtown and back, which amounts to about 15 miles. Tomorrow I’ll know the exact mileage from my bike’s speedometer.

It might be a once-in-a-lifetime thing, but even if so, I’ll be able to say: I biked the Drive. The things my kids make me do…