Congratulations! I don't do a lot of organized rides, but the ones I do are fun. You get to meet local riders & ride with them a bit. Most important - you're surrounded by people who love what you love. That's a powerful feeling.
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Yup, you got the bug now. I do love organized rides. Besides seeing some great new areas, you meet the nicest people.
Don is right, bad accidents are actually uncommon. I do hope she recovers quickly.
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August 2014 goals: 1) Get my nutrition back under control and record daily 2) Finish the forest service quilt and wall hanging 3) Ride my bike 25 miles a week 4) Clean and de-clutter one room each week
I just wrote a long post about my first ride which I did yesterday. It was amazing! And, what a feeling of accomplishment! I really do enjoy biking more than running!!!
The best part: finishing!
The worst: a lady who rode with my friend's husband had a wreck at mile 3 and had to be taken away on an ambulance. The good news: she "only" broke her shoulder, though I'm not sure about any rode rash, etc... I saw her lying on the stretcher and was able to talk with her and she did have at least one bloody knuckle. Her jacket was also ripped where her shoulder hit the pavement and I'm not sure if that was scraped up or not.
I'm excited to be getting into this wonderful sport a little more officially now!!
Dana, Half Fanatic #1693
Completed 2013 Events: Feb 9 - Pedaling the Prairie, 45 miles Feb 16 - Lions Club Bike Ride, 46.5 miles Mar 3 - The Great Plane Ride, 25 hilly miles Aug 18 - TriGirl Sprint Duathlon Sept 2 - Dam Ride, 32 miles
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