photo by Thomas Preisler
It was a mild sunny November day at the coast near Davenport, the perfect weather for the Bonny Doon Pine Flat LKHC event.
Time to get back in the saddle again, this being the second ride for me since late August and post surgery. Did I prepare for the Bonny Doon ride? Well, earlier in the week, I bought a push up bra. You see, it's not about the bike. It's all about the bra! Ha ha ha ha. The Boyfriend, away on business in another country, is probably shaking his head.
After biking 6 miles along the coast from Santa Cruz, I came upon another sea, a sea of male cyclists swimming in testosterone at the start. Now I was warmed up and ready to ride, for sure! The Boyfriend, away on business in another country, is probably sighing.
100+ of us set off to do the 7.25 climb, steep in parts, flat in others. I managed to pass three women and caught up to the Boy Wonder, much to my shock and delight. I even pushed myself. I love the Specialized Ruby Elite. Yes, it is about the bike, too.
Eventually though, the women passed me and I finished last (quelle surprise, non?). I did beat the Boy. Maybe if I had remembered to wear that push up bra .... Afterwards I glided down Empire Grade, a beautiful silent, peaceful descent that leads back to Santa Cruz.
Lookey what Dan the Man, gave me! I love receiving gifts. Made my day. Next week's ride is Hicks and Mt. Um. I don't think I'm ready for that level of climbing, even if I wear the push up bra. The Boyfriend, away on business in another country, is probably sighing and shaking his head...