Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cycle Salt Lake {almost} Century

BD and I hit up the Bike Bonanza on Friday night and on a whim decided to register for the Cycle Salt Lake Century the next morning. Since I haven't actually been out on my bike yet this season, we didn't expect to finish the full 100 miles. Even if my legs could take it, I knew my butt wasn't prepared for 7+ hours in the saddle. No amount of chamois butter can save you in those situations. I've concluded that organized rides are a dream because they shut down the roads to traffic, provide feed stations along the way, and support vehicles if you happen to get a flat. In the end, we rode 73 miles total. It was a good thing we didn't go for the 100, because my legs were screaming like firecrackers those last 10 miles.I loved spending 4.5 hours of a beautiful Saturday on my bike with BD at my side making me laugh so I didn't notice the miles tick by. He's so patient and doesn't care how fast we're (not) going, just as long as he's on a bike. Really, he's that easy to please: Bike=Happy. I'm looking forward to completing my first full century in June for the Bike MS: Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride (check your inbox because you'll probably be getting a fund raising email any day now!).

9 comments:

Two Wheeler said...

You did awesome babe; I was so proud of you for riding that far!

{lizzythebotanist} said...

way to go! wait-does this mean i have to do the century too? you better start making time to train with me! i can't hack 100 off my butt like i've been doing the past two years. 75 was my limit! and it involved tears. although i didn't have anyone making me laugh at my side...so if bd can make us both laugh then maybe i can do it!

C*K*J said...

You seriously never cease to amaze me! I'm so impressed and so proud of you! thebradleeduncans rock!

Lacy said...

Holy moly you are one hard core chick. Just another one of your many talents!

Kami said...

Way to go! That is awesome!

ps. Thanks for your nice comment on my post about my sister. :)

wjcr said...

Woooooo for you Gina! That looks like fun!

Marriott + Ali said...

way to go G.... my butt hurts just thinking about it!

The Blairs said...

Good job you two! I would have made it about ten miles then either crashed or complained about my butt.
Ryan

Wildings said...

Wow G, I am impressed! That's so awesome! Just thinking about riding that far makes me sore!