Had a great ride today. With the new cyclocomputer, I found out that what I had guessed was a 20-mile ride has turned out to be closer to a 30 mile ride. And we've now done that ride three weeks in a row. Pretty good for our first month as bike riders!
Well, today as we were leaving our favorite breakfast spot and unlocking our bikes, a group of women pulled up on their road bikes. We got to chatting, and it turns out that they are a group that gets together to train for triathlons in the Jill B. Nimble program. Wow! It sure looked like they were having fun. And all different shapes, sizes, and ages. I asked them if there are any women in their 50's training for triathlons, and they said yes. Anyone can join. I looked at the Web site and it looks really, really fun. They have level 1 groups and inspirational success stories of women who trained and completed races. So I'm thinking that if I'm riding come next spring, I might join. (I'm too new a rider to know if this cycling thing is a passing fancy for me or not. Feels like not, but who knows...)
Any 50+ women here heard of Jill B. Nimble? When we stopped at our LBS, we got to chatting with a 40-something man who was getting a new saddle installed on his Gunnar hybrid. I mentioned the women we'd met earlier, and he said that anyone who goes into triathlons is nuts. Am I nuts to think it sounds like a fun thing to do, at least once in a lifetime?