Bike Shop New Year's Day bike ride...on
the roads. I thought at first this guy
just kept his bike covered
and was taking off his cover. I thought
it looked cool.
many folks came.
I took his
pic in this! I guess it was his
raincoat! He rode in it. I was kinda
elite folks here, no sir. Just us
little tow path rec riders...
seemed a bit more prepared than I did.
They certainly had cooler clothes than
I have. Jealous again.
doing the longer 45, 25, 19, mile rides
lined up and went out first bit by bit.
Then the 6 mile folks left. Then my
mile group left. I figured that was
enough for me since I never ride on the
road or on any hills. The red, yellow,
Larry, the shop owner. He rode tandem,
bike was really low to the ground. Not
too bad maybe if he falls off. I was
jealous of that...
All of a
sudden everyone seemed like they knew
what they were doing. Well, you know,
except that one poor
woman who was clueless. What was this
little paper with directions? I tried
to memorize it in the parking lot, but
pointed out that I was reading the wrong
directions for our 12 mile ride. So, I
got those directions and
memorized the first few roads and turns.
I mean, no need in memorizing the whole
thing in case this is still the wrong
directions, right? I think there were
at least five of theses little cue
sheets. Useless to me as I can not read
and ride. I tried
the others and just read mine when I
stopped and no one was looking......I
kept it in my pocket.... Still have it
wants to borrow it. Ha!
at least one pic of the ride. These
piggies were too cute. Little guys
right off the road. I would have taken
a bunch of
pics ( as you know), but I know that
just is not done on these rides. I was
I have to
say I was freaked out a bit by the road
thing. Plus I did not know where I was
going and I did not know
But they had done a good job of
choosing roads that had big shoulders,
or little traffic. And it was pretty.
still was pathetic, but I made it
somehow. Very proud. Pathetic and
proud. What a combo.
(that's officer Rob,
volunteer road marshal and part time
for our ride. He tried to
wait for me, but I lost sight of him
too. Me and the country roads.
was better than other riders looking at
how pitiful I was. I went up the hills
brakes the whole way down the
hills....but hey, I never walked a hill
( I could have gone faster if I did).
I did walk
across at least 2 intersections. No one
else did that, but the intersections
creeped me out.