I just wanted to share with you all the crazy, nasty, tangled mess that was my hair after the race. It took me 45 min in the shower with conditioner to get all taken care of. :/
And for comparison:
My hair is naturally straight and my pony tail typically goes to the bottom of my sports bra…
I love zooming around on my bike. Nothing better than tucking and pushing it. The feel of the wind. The scenery slipping by. The sensation in my muscles of every motion.
It’s just fantastic.
Probably a bad idea. But a friend invited me to go do it with him. I’d get to stay a week at the beach and chill, three days before, and three days after the race
How much of a bad idea is this?
I’m super pumped!
I’m also pumped that I get out of my Aerobics class on Thursday. Seriously, that’s about as far from aerobics as I think is possible. The class yesterday made us do a total of 120 calf raises, 140 squats, 140 lunges, and 30 burpees. Wow. It’s great, but it hurts!
Also yesterday, I took myself on several wonderful dates. First was a scenic bike ride. Only 30 miles, just around 20 mph. So that was great. Then I took myself to the gym where we got all hot and sweaty…. in the weight room (upper body, because why not?), then I gave myself a new book and spent several hours reading. It was a great night with myself. I know how to treat a girl. ;]
Today’s swim was killer. I loved it, but it was insane. I’m also very glad that I get to skip next Friday’s swim…. it looks scary…
Anywho! I probably need some advice on racing tactics for next week. I’m the low of the low as far as categories go. So who knows what will happen. :’D
Don’t send me emails saying that rankings are up if they aren’t!
I want to know where I am!
Anyone know why I don’t show up anywhere, ranked or unranked, when I search by my age group, but when I enter my USAT number I show up immediately with a score and everything??
I don’t need cleats.
I just need pedals for my road bike. I really just need them before road cycling season starts up. I’ll be doing races pretty much every other weekend or so, alternating between triathlons and road races. Moving my pedals from bike to bike will be a major pain. D:
I keep bidding on things on eBay, but I always get outbid and things go way over my price limit. Curse you, college budget.
Maybe I can talk Santa Clause into putting some in my stocking this year?
My bottom bracket needed to be replaced.
The left ball bearing was pitted and was eating away at the internal workings, creating a terrible creaking noise.
At least my frame is fine.
The woes of a used bike
Have your riding buddy get in front and pull for you, that’s what.
It was super windy. We were on the last 10 miles and it hit me: a killer cramp in my right calf. I toughed it out a few more miles, but then my dad had to go up front.
Good news; I know there were stretches we hit or passed 20mph, and that’s not including the downhills.
One thing I’ve learned; I really don’t know how to handle group rides. Whenever I see someone on my tail, even if they are supposed to be there, I go into race mode and book it….
Sorry to anyone I ride with in the future.
The one I want to do is 70 mi. I’m starting to get really nervous. The group is supposed to be 18-20 mph. I can do Oak mnt twice and average 18. I could do a pretty decent mostly flatish course back on campus at 19 no problem.
But this one scares me.
I don’t want to get dropped, and not know how to get home. No one is at home to come get me if I get lost. I’m terrified of a flat because I still struggle sometimes with the CO2 cartridges.
A few teammates are doing it, but one is so super good I know she’ll be leading the pack. Another is a friend that I’ve hung with most of the summer, but he’s going to be riding with another of his friends. I don’t know what he’ll do if I do start falling behind. He might leave me, or he might leave his friend. It all depends on his mood tomorrow.
I haven’t done a group ride since I started cycling way back last fall, and then I was dropped faster than you could say GO. :/ I’m faster now, but idk how fast everyone else is.
I’m so worried.
I don’t know what to do about it either.
I possibly could do the 40 mi route, one I know I could make an easy ride.
I want to do the 70 mi one.
Tomorrow’s long ride info
What I normally do
I can’t get it to load.
Anyway, I do that averaging right at 18.
Should I just go for it tomorrow?