OK _ Back to Covington for the 42 Mile group ride... Had a blast again - though I am embarassed to say I leaned on someone for advice - and we put oil on my chain form someone's left over oil in their truck. (Ok maybe it wa not oil but some sort of lubricant) No idea what kind...transmission fluid?? Anyway - I guess I should not have let him do it. (ya think?) So anyway when we finished up the ride I had oil everywhere! Anyway I went back to someone's home form the ride - which was awesome. She helped me clean the bike for the first time. I used her chain kit - got off all the gunk on th ebike since inception (ok I purchased the bike back in end of May). Wow - was it durty. We used Simply green - and sprayed and claned the whole bike. Took the wheels off for the first time... and then really cleaned.
So my bike is stuning now! We added the proper oil for the chain that my girlfriend has - who knows bikes! So I was in good hands. Then we wiped the oil off of the chain after letting it sit while I drove home.
Anyway - I am back in business...clean chain, oiled and raring to go... Ok tomorrow I am off for another ride.
Oh today -the group seemed a tad slow - but I know we are all gaining strength and will improve as we go! (42.54 miles, 3:14:42 secs....13 mph avg)
OH - I also fell as I did not have my foot clipped in all the way as I took off. (Stupid me!) I had put my arm out as I was following (which you should not do!) so the fall hurt - but I am ok...I think my arm my be a bit sore - but I am fine... The guy in front of me heard me - says are you ok - I think I grunted..and he kept going! Men! Anyway I spoke to him later and told him next time when someone falls - stop. Maybe he was just concerned with keeping up and had a lax in judgement... I hope he has learned for next time...
Anyway - I am woman hear me roar - I am a Cyclist... currently an Athena... and I rock! And I can fall bounce back on and keep going... Ok over and out - Hope y'all had some nice safe fun rides!