Saturday, October 18, 2008

Less drama this week...

The weather man lied. The wind blew about 15 MPH for the last 2 hours of the ride. Mostly headwind. We got through a total of 100 miles including 2 pretty big hills, a couple of flat tires. The first one was H's. I am faster in tire changing Dept. and he is better cooking. So it all evens out at the end..as I was putting on the spare tube, my finger ran along the inside of the tire and OW! I sliced my finger on a piece of glass stuck in the tube. I could be really dramatic here and say how I bled like a stuck pig and had to have intense pressure on it to stop the bleeding before I pulled out my trusty band aid, which I now carry on all my rides...oh that is exactly what happened. Here i am in the middle of that episode:





MG thought it was Facebook worthy. That is blood on my mouth and tongue. I look like I just got done eating a wild animal or something...



We carried on without any more real excitement. At one point with the wind in our faces, I was bitching and Michi said At least it is not hailing! That made me laugh because now all our rides will be base lined against the ride from hell last weekend, which makes all other bike rides seem like child's play..

MG wanted to go up another hill at the end and there was mutiny in the troops and we decided to do the last 40 miles flat-thank god!!!

Total miles: 100
Time: 6:42
How I felt: Like dog doo-doo the first half, pretty decent the 2nd half.

Followed by a 30 minute brick with MG and Michi...

After a call from Mark and Lorna, who thought we may be hungry..Oh no not at all, we are just about to wolf down anything we can get our hands on..we met them for a great pasta dinner and now.....I am wiped out..

On to a 3 hour run tomorrow..

5 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Hahahah. sorry, but that photo is funny.

Iron "GeekGirl" Misty said...

Oh please, when does it NOT blow like crazy on a bike ride in ABQ? Look forward to seeing you for 2x Saturday Spin classes soon, maybe..

skoshi said...

Wow--sounds like you are doing your homework for the IM.
That is a funny pic...

Cody the Clydesdale said...

Dang, sounds like serious riding. Now I'm 2nd guessing about wanting to ride
with you killers this Saturday. Well, if I never do another one with you guys
you'll know I wasn't able to hang.

Self canabolism isn't a requirement to ride with you guys is it? Gosh, I'm starting to get nervous.

cindy said...

Great ride, Debi! I'm glad there was less drama this time, but OUCH to the bloody finger!!

You're gonna do sooo awesome at IMAZ :-)