Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Goldilocks Ride Finisher!

In an effort to be more active, Jocelyn and I decided we would enter a local woman's only, non-competitive bike ride that was about 3 months out and 15 miles long. Jocelyn hadn't ridden a bike for over 10 years, and even though I had ridden more recently than that, the skills we had were about the same. Never-the-less, we started training...but didn't get as much time on the saddle as we had hoped. We started with three miles at once, then upgraded to five, then seven. Finally, with only a week before the ride, we decided to try out the actual route. Wow...we were surprised by the very steep 2.5 mile stretch that started the route out! We didn't even make it to the top before we gave up and turned back. The next day, we were going to get up the hill, even if we walked the whole way. We did it, and continued on to finish 9 miles of the route. We felt confident that we would be able to finish. And we did! In all, we rode about 18 miles that day. What an accomplishment!
The route went right in front of my house and the best part of the whole ride was passing by and having both of our families out at the end of the driveway cheering us on as we passed! These photos are Jason's attempt at capturing us going by. (his test shot turned out perfect...but he didn't quite catch us).


Erin said...

Stephanie, thanks for stopping by my blog! The skirt was a size 18, so I had to cut a lot off of each side. Those scraps were used to make the ties. Your blog is super cute. I love your projects that you've done, especially that green door. Have a good day!

Jocelyn said...

So in your pic you look like you are undressing, and in mine I look like a ghost! Funny. There is a picture of you that they took though, you can check it out I don't remember where,but it says on Facebook. And it is really clear of you and of me. You just need your bike # and I think you were 129?

Anj said...

Good for you. My husband is a cyclist... I however get winded walking up the stairs. So I'm seriously impressed!
I am the Anj that loves Miss Tiff... she's honestly the best.. love, love! However I'm not the Anj from the giveaway you were talking about. It's pretty cool we share a name though!!! (I had to google Oh Sweet Sadie... which I'm guessing proves my lack of blogginess, because it seems that it is a pretty popular blog).

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

Congratulations on finishing the race. I think that is qutie an accomplishment

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Wow! Great job!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on my bicycle makeover. I'm not sure my one speed would have come even close to getting to the top of that first hill!