Friday, August 22, 2008
Shortest Post Ever (for me)
It has been a really awesomely crazy week. Too crazy that I haven't had time to blog. But crazy in a good way because I'm having fun!
So, real quick:
Last weekend: I did the Winters Road Race. I flatted 25 minutes in. I was in too big a hurry to change my tube so I pinched my spare tube. I went through three CO2 cartridges because I thought I just sucked at using CO2 and then I realized it wasn't me, it was the tube. Sigh.
So I got to tour the course in the van. And I thought well, my two goals were: 1) Get a good workout and 2) Not crash. If I had to pick which goal I didn't get to succeed at, I'd rather pick #1 than #2. So it was all good. I loved the bike racing scene. Sooooo laid back and chill! I loved it!
That's that for now. Maybe more later.
Then on Sunday, since I didn't get the workout I wanted on Saturday, I opted for the 100 miles in the Tour D'Organics instead of the 65. I started out with my awesome friend Megan and her cool co-worker Julian. Megan, you kicked butt! Megan had two flats on the way out the lunch stop - it just wasn't a good weekend for flats. :(
It was more of a workout than I thought it would be. But it was fun. Though I don't know I'll do it again. It seemed kind of dumb to pay to do a century in my own backyard (seriously...I could've ridden it any day). But on the other hand, I ran into friends I might not normally have run into (just like at the Marin Century!) - friends from Berkeley and locally in Santa Rosa. And I made new friends again! Hooray!
It was like 7300 feet of climbing and by the end I was definitely feeling it. Sooooo gorgeous though. Really an awesome ride. That's all I have to say about that.
Also, I want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to Christine for her tomatoes from her family's garden, to Carmen for all the fruit and veggies from HER garden, to a friend at the pool who brought lots of pears from her tree, and to my mom for bringing me eggplant from her neighbor's garden!!
I now have a bounty of fresh home-grown veggies for another week or two, not to mention my weekly box of CSA veggies. :) THANK YOU EVERYBODY!!!
And now...I'm off to go pack for the Santa Barbara Triathlon this weekend. :)
Race report to come on Monday. I promise.
HAVE AN AWESOME WEEKEND!