|SG -- SL Century 5/21/11 Antelope Island|
|Trust me, those are huge buffalo!|
|Far left: forearm Left: food tent bracelet area Middle: Garmin watch area Right: Glove area|
I haven’t been on the bike much this spring as my school schedule relegates me to early morning, 5:00 a.m. indoor spin rides rather than real asphalt treks, so I was wondering how I’d hold up. Was I was just spinning my wheels in the gym (pun intended) or had I actually become a stronger cyclist? Well, the verdict is in: I have improved significantly. All of the hard work I’ve put in strengthening my core and mashing the wheels has paid off. Yes! I felt strong and had some fuel left in the tank when I was done (so did Dougie and his impressive quadriceps!). Oh, and in addition, we actually had fun. Really, it was a kick in the spandex in more ways than one.
|Dougie: "I'm not going to fall for the banana in the sprocket trick!"|
With all due respect to cyclists (I recognize that I did a “flat” century and there are some monstrous, mountainous buggers out there), on bended knee I tip my hat to those who go by foot. IMO, no contest. Marathons are much, much tougher.
|The No Helmet Hairdo -- A bad safety & fashion decision|