Saturday, February 12, 2011

If it’s freezing where you live, please avert your eyes

because today was a GLORIOUS day for cycling!


We started out at the same location as Melissa’s birthday ride, so that I could give her my best wishes before she and her crew hit the road.  Last year I paced Melissa to a 10K PR for her birthday celebration in San Diego, this year she is celebrating kicking cancer to the curb!


Today was another first for me – I wore bib shorts for the first time.  Wow, they are really comfortable, I am in love!


As I mentioned it was another shitty day of riding in Northern Cal.


Way up ahead is George, the father of one of my junior high classmates, who kicks my ass on every uphill.


Aaaaahhh, enjoying an easy spin in between tougher intervals.




Nigel working off a few beers, or is it earning new ones?


Did I mention it was almost 70 degrees out?


Best I could get of Jeff as we approached the top of a long climb


And then he passed me.  Not gonna feel bad about that, I was on my cooldown by then.


Proof of spring: the cherry trees are blooming


Some enjoy a post-ride beer, some of us just get water!


One more day to go until rest week and I’m excited, for tomorrow I get to do a long run with my brother!


heather said...

Grumble grumble

SSB said...

Nice pictures. It was beautiful here today too.

Jennifer said...

Wasn't it amazing today?? Looks like you had a great ride! Yes, we get one more nice day for the run before it starts raining :-(

Michelle Simmons said...

I love how You guys wear jacKets and arm warmers when it is almost 70 degrees. We do that here too. In Chicago they'd be wearing tank tops and shorts. ;)

Jennifer said...

Wo ho! Nice ride! And that is some lovely countryside. Today it will be close to 65 and sunny as I go on my run, I feel sorry for the "northerners". Cheers!

D said...

Sigh. To see green grass again...what would that be like?

My Life and Running said...

LUCKY woman!! That ride looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pics! :)