After months of preparation...I completed the 62 mile Tour de BBQ. OK, so I didn't prepare for months...I was rather ill prepared and it showed when this loser was riding circles around me (not kidding). There were also times when he literally grabbed my jacket and pulled me up enormous hills because my slowness was killing him. Or maybe it was because I was crying inside and he knows that...because those are things big brothers are supposed to know.
after the ride.
Things I learned:
1. Kansas City hills are no joke.
2. It's ok to blow your nose while riding...without a tissue.
3. They call those "snot-rockets" and luckily I didn't get hit by any.
4. Shammy's are shorts with pads in the butt. I've owned a pair for years but didn't know what bikers call them.
5. Bike gear is crazy expensive. I had to get cold riding gear last minute.
6. 40 degrees is extremely cold on a bike.
7. My brother is in way better shape than me. I mean way better shape.
8. It's important to train before these things. And that means riding more than your daily route.
9. You can burn a lot of calories which gives you free reign to eat a 12 pound donut filled with pudding completely guilt free.
10. I actually got more sore cleaning my filthy house yesterday than riding 60 miles. Truth.
A sweet Specialized vintage bike I saw at a garage sale last week for $100. It was too small.specialized I will most likely never own...unless I win the lotto...or sell a kidney.
Happy Thursday! And, thank you Uncle Jeremy for taking me on the sweetest, longest, coldest, bbq filled bike ride!