I generally get out twice a week to ride. That should be sufficient effort to stay reasonably fit and healthy. Last wednesday was out to Rat Lake and back, and actually was quicker than I thought despite the large hill. Tomorrow will be a bit shorter, and a bit more fun. The plan is to head out to the Sooke Hills and do a loop of Shields Lake and Grassy Lake from Harbourview Rd. Somebody had posted some pics of their hike from Todd Creek, and a really cool pic of what looks to be some pretty orchid.