Chinguacousy Park

This morning I rode my road bike to physiotherapy for my wrist. The round trip which normally takes just over an hour took 43 minutes. I love how much faster I can get around on my new bike. What I don’t love is the learning process for riding with clipped in shoes. I had my third fall today.

On Wednesday, Owen and I were riding on the bike path in the valley near our house and there was a Parks operations truck parked on the pathway. We went around on the grass and I was going quite slowly, glanced down momentarily, looked up and saw lamppost right in front of me. I braked quickly, forgot that I was clipped in and fell over onto the grass. I realized what was happening and managed to fall quite gently and without hurting myself, other than my pride.

My physiotherapist took a look at my knee. He thinks I probably banged the tibia causing it to bleed and create the large bruise and swelling. He wrapped it up for me.

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He thinks I should still be able to do the Tour de Mississauga on September 21, but I am supposed to stop running for a couple weeks and ride only short distances until the rest of the swelling goes away.

On the way home I had Fall #3 as I approached a light. My habit has been to put my right foot down when I stop but I find it easier to clip in my right foot first so I have been only unclipping my left when I stop. Today I unclipped my left and then tried to put down my right. Duh. Fortunately, I didn’t really hurt myself. I’m getting good at falling.

This afternoon we went to Chinguacousy Park. They have a lot of activities for kids this summer. The petting zoo and the pony rides have been there in the past.

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New this summer, or at least new to me, is train rides and a merry-go-round.

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We also played at the splash pad and playground.

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Aren’t Owen and Olivia cute walking hand-in-hand with Hunter?

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It was all too much for Hunter who is three and fell asleep on the short drive home.

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Victoria and I tried to get in on the picture action at a stoplight. I really need to get better at selfies. Actually, I just learned that a group selfie in called an “usie”. I’m not very good at “usies”, either.

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About Lisa Stokes

I am a stay-at-home mother of four whose hobbies include photography, quilting and cycling. I have recently started to advocate for better cycling infrastructure in my community. I am photographer and librarian at the Brampton Quilters' Guild. I build and maintain a community ice rink in my local park.
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One Response to Chinguacousy Park

  1. elaine says:

    NEVER get distracted. And I always unclipped one foot in advance of a potential danger

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