Last fall my husband and I picked up cycling as a hobby. It all started when my husband started riding his old ten-speed to work to save on gas. Then we decided he was serious enough about it to get a nice, Trek road bike.
Around that time I started getting up early in the mornings to get some exercise in for the day and get rid of that baby weight. Then my husband surprised me with a Trek road bike for my birthday!
Cycling is awesome! It is the only form of exercise that I have found that I really enjoy. It has toned up our bodies, strengthened our marriage, and put a slight dent in our budget.
Honey Daddy and I have gone on numerous bike tours together, including the one on my birthday last year where we cycled 65 miles and last month's rainy 50 mile ride.
This Saturday I am signed up to participate in a women-only ride called Little Red Riding Hood. Originally I planned to do the 62 mile ride... all by myself. Then last Saturday at a group ride organized by our local Trek store I met a couple of other ladies who have also signed up to do Little Red. They said I was welcome to ride with them.
It would be SO nice to have someone to ride with... especially some other women who cycle about my speed. (Honey Daddy is faster than me, and I have to work hard to keep up with him) The only problem? They plan on doing the 100 mile (century) ride. Yikes!
Honey Daddy and I planned to do a century ride by the end of the summer, but I am not quite sure I am ready for it yet! As a test, Honey Daddy took me out for a long ride on Monday, since my in-laws are here and can watch the boys. We pedaled 57 miles in just over three hours. I was beat that afternoon and my keister was sore, but today I actually feel fine.
So I am considering riding 100 miles on Saturday. Honey Daddy says that I can do it. It might be good to do my first century ride at a pace I am comfortable with... but 100 miles is SO far!
Should I do it? Or would my body feel something like this rusty old bicycle when I'm done?
Go see if anyone else could possibly be as Wordful as me!