Just Plain Slow
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Bikes: Lynskey R230
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It was a very mild breeze with a few pretty good gusts by time I got home from work. Wife said she would ride anyway even though she HATES the wind. It turned out to be a good ride, made a little more challenging from time to time (which I like).
On an unrelated note, I rode up to my church Saturday to do some video work for them. Had to leave home at about 6:15am to get there in time. Got up as quietly as I could, sneaked downstairs, made no noise at all as to not wake the house. A few minutes later, my wife comes down stairs telling me that I'm not going riding without her. She know that she'll have to do 1/2 the ride alone, too. So, off we went. She even took the long way home. I'm so proud of her. She's doing GREAT!
Me on the other hand, well, that wasn't pretty. Church is at the top of a very steep driveway about 1/4 mile long (While riding it, I decided it is somewhere between 90 and 180 degrees!!!
). I was committed to not quitting, so I hit the small (tiny) ring up front on the old mountain bike and started climbing. THIS IS HARD!!!!! Hills used to be a lot easier.....when I was in high school. I made it to the top. However, when I went to unclip, that was where the problem started. I chose to unclip my right foot as I came to a stop....or at least that was my plan. That's the leg with no hamstring....and I was beyond exhausted. Two things that just don't go well together! That foot would just NOT come out....and down I went......right in front of the rest of the video crew. And don't think that anybody made any comments about it the rest of the day on the headsets. Nope, not a word.
One funny guy laid his camera down on it's side and asked if what I saw on the monitor in the control room looked familiar. Funny boy.
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