Well - as y'all may recall I started riding in June so this cold business is new. Today was the Alpharetta century - I showed up - and brrrr. It was really really cold - 39 degrees! I chose my regular glvoes with fingers exposed - mistake! No headband over my ears - mistake....no warmers over my shoes - who knew? etc... Cold! After the first rest stop - still kept all the layers on. It warmed up around 11 or 12 (we started at 8). Also hit an incredibly steep hill! I think the people walking their bikes should cheer for the rider who ride up the hill! I don't blame them for walking... I almost did! I just thionk they should cheer us on. They didn't, so I yell actually grunt - YAY ME! As i make it up!! (Wrights Mill for any local people.) And so it was a hilly 64.8 miles. I screwed up my bike computer - and reset it in the middle! ARGH! So no good stats... Just a nice ride. My legs were tired at mile 1 - and stayed tired. Maybe cause I only hit the treadmill (Incredible workout - speed walk and hills) 2x insted of 3 this week? Not sure - but it was a bit tough.
After the ride I met a girl in the parking lot who rode the 30. She was waiting for her Ironman hubby to finish the 100. I told her all about our forum and who knows maybe she will join! I guaranteed her she could lose weight.... jist follow a few steps. It felt nice to be helpful. I know as I go along on this journey there's one/two things I am becoming an expert at - the newbie on a bike and the weight loss journey! So I kind of felt very helpful. Met her hubby as I was leaving! He was an amazing speciman - about 200 lbs and fit as a darn fiddle! He said he runs and the runners are all twigs! Anyway it was nice to meet them.
OK -Off toI go to relaxx and get ready for a Recovery Ride on our local paved trail tomorrow. Will be intersting to ride just a bit and not go up hills and do a metric .
Thanks for reading! OHHH and I am off to read my Tour de Life book - did I mention how great it is! (Story of Saul Raisin).