I was so happy to be out on my bike this weekend for the first time since last fall. I don’t do indoor spinning so I really miss getting in the saddle and riding. Saturday I only did about 10 miles but it felt awesome. Of course today’s snow sets me back again, but I know Spring is right around the corner.
I went to Cycleloft yesterday and helped a friend buy a bike so she can ride in her first duathlon and triathlon this year. I am always excited when someone gets a new bike. It’s like being a kid at Christmas. There is nothing like coming down stairs and seeing that banana seat bike with the purple handlebars under the tree. Getting a new bike as an adult is just as exciting.
While I was there I bought myself the biking shoes that clip onto special clip-type pedals. I have been afraid of these clips in the past because it takes some training to learn how to get in and out of the pedals when you stop at intersections. You need to twist your foot with a jerking motion to release the shoe. I will eventually get it, but I may have to take a few spills to get it right.
I am getting anxious to start training for the Pan Mass. Thank you so much to those of you who have already sponsored me. You have been very generous with your donations — I have already raised 1453.00! Don’t forget, if you would rather sponsor Susan that would be great too. You can look her up under her rider profile at Pan Mass Challenge–Susan Coccoluto.
Hopefully Susan and I can get out next week and ride. I am psyched to go riding with her again. I haven’t seen her much this long and arduous winter. Thank you Susan, too, for agreeing to ride with me this year. There is seriously no one else I would rather do the ride with. After a few years of riding with someone you get into a rhythm and pace and can anticipate when someone needs to speed up, slow down, or take a break. It’s like going on vacation with someone — there are only certain people you can go away with and so many others that you just can’t handle for a weekend, even though they may your friends. I know with Susan it will be a blast!