"Fred"--is that bad?
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The wife and I just did a local charity ride on Saturday that was described as "flat". Well, it did have a few hills. Mostly rollers. (I know, I know... compared to some mountain states we ain't got nuthin approaching a "hill"!)
Anyway, the biggest of the hills took its toll on the wife. She made it about 2/3s up and had to dismount and do the Walk-'O-Shame. As luck would have it, the top of that hill is where the event photographer was set up to take everyone's picture as we struggled by. So, he got a nice shot of her pushing her bike up the hill.
I kept going while I had some momentum and waited for her on the downslope. All of a sudden here she came like a pink blur yelling at me to get a move on. She was at the back of a pack of riders and I didn't see her until it was too late. She blew by, I climb back aboard and the chase was on! She's purty quick going downhill!
Anyway, good for you on the besting of the monster hill. Now it's on to the next one! That's the great thing about accomplishments and progress, it seems like we aren't getting anywhere until we look back and see how far we've come. I'm sure that this time next year she will blow over it without even thinking about it! I'm sure that you will look at this hill and remember how bad it used to seem as you fly over it without a second thought.
Last edited by DTSCDS; 06-24-08 at 03:34 PM.