Friday, September 26, 2008

Birthday Bike Tour

Tomorrow is the big day
The day I was born

What has been planned for
the birthday festivities?
I'm SO glad you asked!

How 'bout a bike tour?
Over sixty miles sound good?
I must be insane!

That's right... tomorrow I will be thirty-somethingish. I must be going a bit crackers in my "old" age because I am actually looking forward to going riding tomorrow.

My husband and I have signed up for our second bike tour. Last time I went 42 miles, which was my biggest physical accomplishment EVER. To give you some idea, I am the kind of person that did not go out for any sports in high school. I did well in school, I read a lot, and I sang in the choir.

On our last tour my husband rode 80 miles. He is a machine! (He was on the track team, swim team, and soccer team in high school... how did we end up married?? Must have been love!).

This time he is going to ride with me... even though I am a bit slower than he is. We will be doing the "metric century" ride, which is 100 km (62+ miles). I never thought I would enjoy cycling as much as I do... a year ago if you told me I would be riding over 60 miles I would have thought YOU were crazy!

So here's the bike Honey Daddy got me for my (early) birthday present:

Isn't it gorgeous? He has also bought a lot of gear for me recently. This week I got a long-sleeved jersey that is super-cute, and shoes. We'll see what else tomorrow brings!

I think after all that biking we will have to go out for dinner... and I can eat whatever I want and not feel the least bit guilty about it! Wahoo! Wish me luck!

*I got home from work after writing this post (Thursday evening) and found two dozen pink roses! Even though he was in bed, my little boy came out to get a hug and tell me that he went to the store with Daddy and "then we came home with flowers for you!" Isn't that sweet?!


  1. Oooh... that's a very pretty bike! This bike tour sounds kinda crazy, but we all do something crazy once in awhile. Marching band was the closest I ever came to a sport in high school, so I understand that... haven't started enjoying sports yet though. I married a man who also did sports in high school, but he isn't active anymore. Probably why I'm not. :)

  2. That is really awesome. Happy Birthday and good luck on your bike tour.
    Your bike is pretty frickin' sweet by the way.

  3. I like a nice bike ride, but I confess the longest I've done is only 6 miles or so.

  4. What a happy post! This was a pleasure to read! And love the haiku filled with excitememnt!

  5. Have a wonderful time. I love how excited you are.

  6. Have fun on that bike ride. Happy, Happy Birthday. :)

  7. What a great way to spend your birthday! It's great you and your hubby have a hobby you both love. Happy birthday!

  8. happy birthday!! how sweet about the roses, too! and wow, great bike! good luck on the ride, sounds like you're gonna have a great ride and a great birthday!

    and congrats on the weight loss!!

  9. Happy Birthday! Have fun on your biking trip! Love the new bike!

  10. What an accomplishment, with all that bike riding. Thats awesome!! Happy Birthday tomorrow!

  11. Oh, yes - that is so sweet!
    I honestly cannot imagine cycling 60 miles. That's amazing!
    Happy birthday to you and good luck on your bike tour!

  12. Happy Happy Birthday!

    Congrats on the weight loss & I hope you have a great time on your bike tour! Hubby used to be an avid biker - no time for it any more, plus, we live on a dirt road, and getting to paved road is easy (downhill), coming back - not so - 2.4 miles with an 800 ft climb - my car doesn't even like some of the sections! :-)

  13. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great ride!

  14. Aw, sounds like your hubby is a keeper! Nice looking bike, too. Hope it was a fun birthday and that you are not too worn out.

  15. Okay, I am reading your Friday post on Sunday and I want to know how the bike tour went! That is an amazing accomplishment! And, happy birthday. Mine was thursday so we are fellow Libras. Check out my thursday post and look at the Libra many fit you?
    I do hope you are basking in the glory of a great ride, can't wait to read your next post!