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!!!