My hat is off to Red Rider and Velodiva, both proud members of the Fifty plus community. They are both strong, intelligent, beautiful women not afraid of challenging themselves to new levels of physical endurance. This Sunday they both competed in the Esparto Time Trial. Both were doing this for the first time. Both did exceptionally well for a first effort. Both took on a challenge and competed against women ½ their age. In case no one realizes it, that was an 18 mile, out and back with a technical turnaround. Not only did they have to ride their guts out for 18 miles but they did it each alone, competing with their bodies, the bikes, the weather, the clock and their minds. They had to figure out how to ride hard without blowing up and have enough left to go all out at the end. Not an easy thing to do. I consider myself lucky to be married to Red Rider and a friend and riding buddy of Velodiva. I am proud of you both.
You girls rock!