Monday, August 14, 2006

monday night ride...

Ok, I am happy to say I have several excuses for not being the strongest rider on the monday night ride. (Yes I am having a low self esteem moment and my blog seemed like a good place to indulge it.) Ok, here we go. First of all, I did not really have much lunch today, I did try to make up for it, but I apparently failed. Because when my second excuse collided with my first excuse, I bonked. errrrr. The second excuse is as follows, right as we were taking off, someone got a flat, I was sort of middle to the back of the pack, and I was waiting to make sure flat tire had everything he needed as were most of us. Well my boy Emory(age 15) was up at the front of the pack with some guys, and they took off, since I did not immediately see this, I was playing catch up from the very start. And I chased them hard. I mean talk about your breakaway group. oooooweee. I did finally catch them. It was that all powerful mommy thing, you know, Emory does not have a ton of experience with hwy 77 and the guys he was with were new to him, so they would not have known his experience level. I think I chased them 2.5 or 3 miles before I caught them, of course it felt like 10. Oh yes, and just for fun lets give a third excuse, I am old, I forget it, but I am. Ok, I feel better now.
The monday night ride as always was a blast. Met new people, saw people I knew. Ended up working on trying to go fast (during that whole chase Emory thing). I would rather have warmed up in a more controlled way then ridden on with Syd and that group, but I was done, there would be no pace increase for me from there. Would have liked to have had a better chance to visit with Syd and Jana. I want to be like them when I grow up. The way Syd tells it makes competing sound so fun. Plus Emory wants to compete, and there is just no reason not to compete if I have to take him to races, it sure beats sitting around waiting for him. That was the worst part of when he was on the swim team, I swim a lot better than some of those kids. hmmmm, triathalon.... nevermind. Ran into Adrian and someone whose name I did not catch, so the group was large tonight and when we broke seems like it was sort of like dropping a box of bb's, we scattered in all directions. Still did not really meet Sci~fi, wanted to because I find we often comment on the same blogs. Oh well next time. I love the monday night ride.


At 12:00 PM, Blogger gravy said...

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At 12:00 PM, Blogger gravy said...

I took off early from the flat cuz I knew the train was gonna out pace me. I thought I'd get a head start. I held up at Saltillo Rd and waited. I should kept going but I didn't know where everyone was headed.

Eventually the cruisers came and I tried to stick to their pace. Ugh. I hate riding in compact groups.

A friend of mine is birthdaying this Friday, so maybe I'll introduce myself next monday.

At 3:24 PM, Blogger jk said...

Don't baby the boy, he's with bikers what could happen to him?
He probably doesn't want his mommy catching up to him anyway

At 8:46 AM, Blogger podunk said...

It's difficult for me to push myself harder. In a way I envy the fact that you could leverage your mothering instinct to chase them down. Nice story.

At 4:34 PM, Blogger adrian said...

You and Emory should come out tomorrow morning (sat aug 19th) and ride. 8am from wilderness perk. About the same pace as monday night rides.


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