I had to share about my awesome cycling weekend. I'm new to cycling. I bought my first road bike (Fuji Finest 1.0) on July 4, 2010 and I've been riding ever since. I normally ride around 20 miles or so, but I like to push the distance some when I have the time.
On Saturday husband and I went out on a ride thinking we would go towards a point for about an hour and then turn around and go home. After an hour we were so close to our destination (a certain bridge over a big river) that we kept going and made it all the way. We wound around back to home and ended up with a 41 mile ride. We averaged 15-16 mph.
On Sunday we rode with a group of 100 or so cyclists in a fun event ride. It was a 15 mile out and 15 mile back loop that you could do however many times you wanted. I got done with the first 30 mile loop and thought "what the heck!" and went out for another loop. I was tired and the wind picked up towards the end, but I did it. I rode 60 miles in about 4 hours and it feels like a great accomplishment.
I'm an athena and I probably always will be, but I'm finding that I'm pretty strong. That's an awesome feeling!
I just had to share.
(Pictures- The one by the river is Saturday. The one in the brown jersey is after my 60 miles yesterday)