Ring ring from somewhere on the East Coast --
The BF: Did you start the season off with a record breaking ride?"
Do I train for this event?
Do I just show up and hope for the best?
Do I generally finish last?
I rolled out of bed like I do most mornings, thinking about doing yoga (not), wondering at what hour I may have chocolate (yes), hoping I see firemen (yay) ... okay, last month I did a practice run (surprise) to get a sense of when I would wimp out, fatigue, whine, wish I was somewhere else, la dee dah. It actually paid off.
(photo from Wink Saville Media)
It's Hammer Time. No time for me to be weenie. Give it my best shot.
The BF's question. Well, hot diggity darn. Why, yes, yes, I did. Sort of. Some stats:
2008: 55.58 (different bike)
2012: 51.05 (whoa, who was that chick)
2014: 57.47 (sigh)
Not earth shattering but frigging way better than last year. The newly paved road surface might have been a factor. I ought to get an award for most times finishing last! And damn proud of it. I do it because it's fun, it's challenging, and it makes me feel alive.