Saturday, November 09, 2013
IT WAS AWESOME!!!! It wasn't really a race, but a bike TOUR! Which turns out was perfect for me, the NEWBIE! I pedaled fast and fast on the long straight a-ways in the desert and even made it up a huge hill (OUCH!!) I have decided hills suck, but I guess I have to take those with the flat parts. I started out with a group going about 12 miles an hour, nice and easy, but I moved up little by little to another group. After the hill there were only 3, the leader, who was awesome and rode like she was on rails, me, and the oldest rider of the group (70 years young)!! We pulled ahead a little bit more and it felt like there was just the 3 of us in the world for about 2 miles. We went down (yay!) an awesome hill where I clocked 25 mph and then we only had about a mile to the finish line. It was a great feeling crossing the finish line and my mom said there were only about 15 riders ahead of us!!! Whoo-hoo! My mom missed me crossing the finish line because she was getting water for someone's dog, lol!
I was really nervous in the beginning and self conscious. Everyone seemed to have road bikes and lots of gear. (Cyclists love their gear.) I have a small backpack camel back, too bulky for road biking, and a mountain bike, OH and a mirror on my helmet :-) I felt a little out of place. However, when I started pedaling, it didn't matter! I had a great time! Thank you all for your support and encouragement! Here's to my first bike tour!
Light the Night 5K in 5 hours!!