30 Day Cycling Challenge! Week 2
This weeks updates...
Day 11 PEOPLE PLEASE SHARE THE ROAD! Nena's trailer was "bumped" by an old lady driver pulling out of a parking lot, then we (me) almost got hit again by another driver pulling into a parking lot. Let it be known that I ONLY ride in Bike Paths and Bike Lanes. To top it off I am overly cautious with headlights, front and back reflectors, taillights AND a neon bike flag. Oh and a bell! How in the world do people not see or hear us coming? Both times I thought this is it... :(
Day 12 Fuck, fuck, fuck! Nena's pet trailer (right) tire blew out! It must have scared the daylights out of my little pookie. Everyone is safe and trailer is going to the shop first thing tomorrow. I think I'm going to build up the courage and ask the sexy bike mechanic to teach me how to change the tire and inner tube because this is the third maybe fourth flat in the last three months of riding and this little hobby is starting to get expensive.
Day 13 The guy at the bike shop taught me how to change the inner tube. Yay! Ride was good but I spent 11 miles thinking of someone...
Day 14 Neighborhood ride
Day 15 10 Miles done in the same time. Really want to push myself to cut my time by another two minutes.
Day 16 Rest Day
Day 17 My bell broke. Must get a new one. 11 miles done!
Day 18 Doctor Appointment & Lazy Day
Day 19 11 miles complete! Some of our friends saw us riding and said hi. Which brings me to share this, if you see us please don't get all papazzi. We've had a couple of people in their cars follow us almost all the way home taking photos. Doing that is very dangerous especially when you are driving and taking pictures.
Day 20 Chill ride around the neighborhood.
The Rundown: This week was eventful to say the least. I didn't get to my 12 mile goal but I got to 11! This coming week I am aiming for a 20 mile ride. Will I make it?
How are you hanging in there?