Ride 18 – 39.45 Miles 3 hrs 15 minutes rolling time.
OK - Now I know what it is to go on a hard ride. Maybe y'all would think it was a walk in the park - but Man it was over my head/ability. But I did it!!!!!!!!!!!
So short post as I must go lay down and watch Tv for a long long time. The ride started in Hiram, GA supposedly a Women only NARC ride (North Atlanta Riding Club). But of course the ride attracted men. They like the Women’s only ride - go figure.
This ride was great because I rode with people the whole time. Lots and Lots of rolling hill - climbs...etc. A ton of up and down. On the way towards the end - it just got harder. And I was with 2 others who were kind enough to cheer me on. One (The person who marked the route) said this ride is over your ability. I said "you are right!" I thought it would be like ride 17 (Silk Sheets Ride) but longer. Nope a ton of hills. So towards the last 10- 15 miles I had to rest at times. I just sat my butt down on the side of the road and figured ok what's the deal. Can I breathe? Need Water?? All of the above? So I'd drink some, rest and move on. The last 7 miles were on a nice easy paved trail. As I zoomed along at barely 10 - 11 mph I thought this would be horrible if I fall because I am too tired to pedal.
Anyway - as you can imagine I did have a blast! I am super woman. And the weight loss total is 25.5 pounds.
Ok that’s the report! I am a cyclist!!