Tulsa Townie Bicycle Ride

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Okay, first I have to say that I KNOW that some of you runners, etc, will not appreciate this...perhaps scoff (in a nice Sparkpeople way, of course) at my mere 8 miles, but today my husband and I went to downtown Tulsa where they have been having bicycle races all weekend (I understand that we have pretty good ones!) and did the family eight mile ride. I have done 10 miles on a level stretch and usually do six at home, but this had a few hills - not too bad, since there were children.

Anyway, I finished the ride (my hubby is one of those who does rides where they ride 35-70 miles per day , but he was kind)....I did PASS some women half my age on hills where they had gotten off their bikes and were walking!! (sly grin) I will admit that several of those children finished WAYYY ahead of me, but I beat the little four year old whipper-snapper with training wheels!!!!!!!!! (evil hahahaha) Also, I was REALLY glad, as I rode through the water being sprayed by the fire department that I had decided AGAINST the white t-shirt!!
Here are some of the pictures - I am the only recumbent there (of any kind) with the orange flag....was tired, hot, and sweaty but finished!!! Could not have done that 121 lbs ago!!!

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    That's awesome! Your story is very inspirational!
    3217 days ago
    You did great Janet, I am so impressed. You made my day looking at the pictures and your orange flag. You are so correct you have come a long ways. I love your bike and how you have found what it takes to keep you healthy. It sounds like you had a wonderful day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3324 days ago
    emoticon You Finished, and You had FUN, that is what is important!! Congratulations to you and your Hubby!
    emoticon I LOVE Your Bike!!!
    3334 days ago
    Great job, finishing with a smile! Now change your orange flag to a checkered one. Next time you will probably see more recumbents, sometimes all it takes is to see one for real to plant the idea.

    The kids have been trying to get us to either move to Florida or spend more time there, offered to get a three wheeler for me so I could ride with the kids to school. Seeing your bike I think I like yours better.
    3334 days ago
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    emoticon Janet, that's amazing, such fun.
    A fantastic day and great pics, thank you so much for posting emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3335 days ago
    Proud of you, and not scoffing AT ALL! One surprising secret about the fitness community is that we all support each other, whether elite or duffer! You did GREAT, and I for one am PROUD of your progress. You are so right... 120 pounds ago, no way! Just as, 100 pounds ago, I could not have done that 10K yesterday!

    Nice bike, btw, and you look HAPPY! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3335 days ago
    emoticon Janet! What fun! And I'm a firm believer that exercise should be fun, not work! Love the pictures, what a beautiful day! Your blog had me chuckling; well done! Thanks for sharing!
    3335 days ago
    you ROCK - that is so cool and i think it was wonderful - I have just signed up for my very first ride. It is in September and pretty excited about it. i think perhaps I should look for something sooner and a little closer to home. Thanks for sharing. B RAVO
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    I love biking 100% more than running!
    3335 days ago
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