Sunday, April 19, 2009

75 Miles....

AND I SURVIVED!!

Well, the first of the Super Series Rides put on the BCC occurred on a beautiful day. The Willard Bay ride started in the mid50's, not a cloud in the sky, and very little wind. Unlike last year when there were gusts of wind filled with sand and dust. (I was coughing up sand for a week and a half.) It warmed up in to the mid-60's and except for me being out of shape it was a wonderful ride; at least the first half. I saw a great deal of fellow riders that I haven't seen all winter long, which was great and fun to visit as we biked along.

I got down to the last 15 miles and my thigh muscles were screaming and wanting to cramp up major! Well, to counteract this and to try to make it through to the end; I did a couple of things. First, I would sip on my water bottle every two minutes. Second, I dropped down a gear and just kept my legs spinning. It did the trick, and I made it back to the car. Yes, alive and in one piece, Mom! The above photo was taken of me on the LRRH 2007 ride at the beginning of the ride. I never look that good usually when I've been riding for awhile.....maybe that's why I don't have a boyfriend! Hmmmm? Food for thought. My next BIG ride? I'm not sure when that will be, but I'll keep you posted.

Oh, and PS---It was really tough coming up those three flights of steps into my apartment after the ride... BUT that shower sure felt REAL good!!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! That is awesome. And somehow, being a little sore after such an accomplishment can feel--luxurious.

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