My ride..or should I say rides were great!
My first ride was particularly special because it was with a dear old friend from high school; Jess Cutler. (Check out her brand new bike blog!) She is an amazing woman and a kick-a** Cat 1 cyclist. Luckily for me, she is racing today, so she was just needing an "easy ride." We rode for an hour and a half out on the Centennial trail at an average pace of 17.4 mph. There were probably rides that could have been more exciting, but I chose that one because we hadn't seen each other since I worked at the main hospital...in like...2007! lol We had catching up to do, and a bike trail makes for better socializing! :) I look forward to future rides, and hopefully grilling her for more great advice on the bike! (She may lend me her rear disk wheel for my race! O. M. G.)
|This is why I ride. Can you blame me for needing a second sesh??|
1.0 was working at the bike shop last night (Sammamish Valley Cycle), and since he was close to getting off work, I decided I'd hang around and "let him" drive me back to my car, (or his car actually - since we had traded. That's another story.)
|Woodinville: An equal opportunity kind-o-place.|
|I want to ride back there!|
|At Whole Foods Market.|
On our return trip back, we were passed by a couple on the trail... I haven't been passed on the Interurban Train before...especially by "weekend riders!" OMFG... "Ok just breathe," I told myself. "You're on a bike carrying groceries, pulling a trailer, a dog kennel, and two dogs. It is perfectly ok that you are going slow enough for slow people to pass you!" I tried to joke about it a bit w would be passing these guys under normal circumstances...
And then I could take it no longer; "GO! Get them! You have to beat them, Jess! Go pass those people on your single speed! Do it for ME!" He looked at me half like Are you nuts? and half like Hell Yeah! and then tore off down the trail. About a minute later, I happened to see another guy coming up behind me. That was all the motivation I needed; it was time for CG to catch those folks too.
And I did.
Hello. My name is Cervelo Girl, and I am a Speed Snob.