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Ride Bike and Naps

20 April 2012
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About a year ago I bought a Bicycle. Approximately 30 minutes after the purchase, I experienced a pretty bad accident involving some streetcar tracks. This not only left my knees in pretty rough shape, it also caused me to cancel a trip to NYC I had been pretty excited about.

Since then I’ve been back on the bike, quite a bit actually, but only in the Suburbs. I’ve always been afraid of biking in The City – and the accident only made things worse.

However, after just two short months of living in Toronto, I’ve realized something. Everybody Bikes, like, Everywhere. Especially when it’s nice out, there are literally HERDS of Cyclists all around the city. It’s impressive, and I really want to be a part of the club! So, yesterday (when it was over 20 degrees out!) I headed to Canadian Tire to outfit my bike with a Proper Bell, and a Side-Mirror, and filled my tires, and was on my way!

I biked along Bloor about 8Km from Yonge Street to High Park to see the Sakura Blossoms (while I still had the chance – a few pics I took can be seen here). It went GREAT! I then biked back along the waterfront to Sugar Beach with no issues! I’m feeling quite proud.

Which brings me to my next topic.
I must be part cat.

Laying down a big beach towel and sprawling out for a nap in the sun under the Cherry Blossom Trees was possibly one of the most relaxing and wonderful moments I’ve had in The City. Later, leaning back on the Muskoka Chairs at Sugar Beach with the sand under my feet was glorious. Finding a nice, quiet, relaxing spot in the city can be difficult – I want to share my experience and knowledge with others on this topic, so I’ve decided to start documenting my outdoor naps, and hopefully catch on and become a fun new project for me, we’ll see if I get bored with it. For yesterday’s (all all future) entries, see ChantelleJoy.com/Naps.
I’m going to update throughout the whole summer as I plan to relax on many a lawn and beach in the sunny days to come.

In the meantime, however, there are lots of exciting things on the horizon. I’ll be heading to Vegas May 4-6 for @Anzi & @BillyBobMac‘s Pastafarian Wedding. I’m pretty stoked about that, and I’m certain I’ll find a poolside or two to add rank on the nap list – so stay tuned!

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