My shortened weekend ride...pretty funny!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I took my bicycle on my girls' weekend and rode my bike from the youth hostel where we stayed to Nockamixon state park - about 1.5 miles. There is a nice bike trail at the park. I didn't realize how steep some of the hills were on the way and I was struggling up a pretty big hill. A REAL bicyclist past me...varoom...past me like a rocket. He was in full cycling gear...not capri sweat pants and a baggy t shirt.
Then two more cyclists followed by a few more. After about six cyclists past me, I am wondering why this is such a popular bicycle course. When I get to the top of the hill, there is a crowd of people cheering for me. They have signs that say YOU ROCK and they are offering me water or gatorade. Yes, I have become a triathlete! I am right in the middle of a triathalon. I was completely embarrassed but they were all so nice..."keep going" " you ARE a biker!" Oh yeah, I promised to come back next year. LOL