You guys - I don’t think anyone could get this smile off my face.
Friday, my dad took me to lunch and gave me my birthday present a little early - a new bike!
I know almost nothing about bikes, except for how much I disliked the fact that my previous one did not work the way I wanted it to, so when we walked in the bike shop I was slightly overwhelmed.
Not to worry, my dad is an avid cyclist, so I answered a few questions and he and Charley (an amazing employee at Turner’s Cycling and Fitness ) decided on which bike would be the best for me.
We (and by “we" I mean “they") decided on a x-road bike instead of strictly a road bike because I will likely ride some trails. They settled on the Giant Rove 2.
Isn’t it beautiful?
What do you do after you get a new bike? Two things:
1. Sign up for a triathlon
2. Go on a bike ride with the person who gave you the bike.
When my dad told me he wanted to go over 20 miles I almost fell off my bike.
"Um, Dad, you know the race I signed up for is only 10 miles of cycling. Let’s not get carried away here."
However, once I started riding my new bike I didn’t want to get off. The gears! They actually moved the way I wanted them to! The seat! It stayed in one spot!
We made our way to some trails and they were absolutely beautiful. We even saw a few groups of deer. The fawns are my favorite.
I think I could get into this biking thing.
- Sunday: out to eat for my brother and nephew’s birthday
- Monday: grilled steaks (Dan went to the meat counter by himself again) with roasted green beans and beets
- Tuesday: small group game night: I am making this dip and a veggie tray
- Wednesday: stuffed pepper casserole with sautéed kale
- Thursday: homemade pizza with roasted okra
- Friday: airport food
- Saturday: rehearsal dinner
- Sunday: rest
- Monday: 4 mile run
- Tuesday: 10 mile bike + 500 m swim
- Wednesday: 3 mile run + arms
- Friday: 15 mile bike
- Saturday: rest