Saturday, March 23, 2013

New Appreciation

I have a new appreciation for "udder butter"...lol....and a good glass of wine after a 50 km ride!!

Here's a great cruising song....


Monday, March 18, 2013

I have a sickness...

I'm at the dinner table looking through a cook book when I see this....

My heart skips a beat..

And then I ask myself.....have I become "obsessed"??

Sunday, March 17, 2013

42 km and Strava

I can barely keep my eyes open at this point....it was a fantabulous weekend!  Lunch with my sister-in-law and good friend on Friday, spoiled rotten on Saturday and a yummy birthday dinner out with the hubs on Saturday....to end off the weekend with a 42 km ride out on Sunday...my cheeks are still burning!...I mean the ones on my face!

46 and 1 day older and I did the longest ride yet.  I hired my dad to be my "spot"...lol...so it was funny having the same car pass me every few kms...just to make sure I wasn't kissing the pavement again, along the way.  1/3 way through the ride I thought to myself "this is insane...there's no fucking way I can do this ride today"...I was ready to stop and tell my dad we'll cut it short and turn around....I was even more ready to tell him...."let's put the bike in the back of the car and we'll drive back".  But no....my stubborn sorry ass decided I was going to do it.  I had to prove to myself that I could finish what I set out to do....just like kicking the "C" thing to the curb!  And I did it...42 km!..in 2 1/2 hours (not that it was a race).

I've joined a new "club"...us "bikers"...we do the head nod as we pass each other...we're considerate of our space...it's pretty cool! 

I went out and purchased rain pants today...as well as "arm warmers"...I'm pretty decked out now...just need the little booties!

The boys (Teddy and Aleks) went out and bought me a waterproof/shockproof (we all know I need that) iPhone cover and bike mount....Aleks went ahead and downloaded the "Strava" app....I so totally know what this is all about now Erik!!!  What a fantastic app!!  Mapped my route today, gave me my distance and I've now formulated it so that next time...it will give me calories burned!!...and that's on the "free app"!...gee I wonder what paying $60/year would give me!

Well that's it for now....I'm done...this chick is going to sleep particularly well tonight!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

It had to happen.....

.....

So I finally decided I was "ready" for my clip shoes....for my bike ride.  The day was gorgeous....work was slow(ish) and I decided to take advantage of it.  The ride was beautiful...for the most part.  I guess I was at about 18 km when I clipped my right foot out, placed it on the curb, tapped the pedestrian cross button and then seemed to veer to the left...uncontrollably....I tried to get my left foot out of the clip but it wouldn't budge.  Within seconds I was on the pavement, with 13 lanes of traffic staring at me.  I quickly got myself back up and waved "I'm ok"...as though anyone gave a poop?!  Managed to ride the last 6 km home...only to find my leg had been bleeding the whole time.

So here I am....black and blue on my left rear cheek, knee, hip and elbow....gash to my right leg (peddle)....not so sure about those clip shoes.....

Still...it was a good ride...for the most part....