Friday, November 30, 2007

Our First Time

It was magical, I tell you. Simply magical.

Jess gave me some wonderful advice a few days ago: "Just don't ride 'er too hard, since she's new and you're all excited, you don't wanna get all sore :)" I read this advice, took it to heart, and then completely ignored it because, well, I was too excited.

The first time was just a quickie. I went out for a route which my map said was 10 miles out at Russell Cave. It was a nice route, wonderful scenery, and pretty low traffic. Garmin is claiming the route was only 8.3 miles. And now that I typed that (and checked my map), I just noticed I made a wrong turn. No wonder! I feel wonderfully intelligent! Not only was our first time a quickie, I also didn't know where I was going. Interpret that as you will.

Needless to say, I think I'm in love. This new bike makes riding a ton easier than the fifteen year old hybrid I had this summer. I started out with a little more gusto than I should have and averaged about 20 MPH the first three miles. All in all my average speed was 17 MPH, which I'm really happy with since I think my highest average speed this last summer was 15 or 16!

She's a good ride. Lets hope I'm not too sore to go at it again tomorrow!

6 comments:

bill carter said...

Don't fall in love with that bike too much. I know there are a lot of ex-runners who got on the bike and never got off. It is amazing the distance you can cover on a bike vs on foot. I'll even admit that it is much more fun sometimes to zoom along at 20 miles or so an hour. Even thinking these thoughts makes me know I'm not getting anywhere near a bike! In all seriousness, congrats on the new girl and the way she is treating you.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Doug has a girlfriend. Doug has a girlfriend.

So, what's her name?

:D

Marcy said...

ROFLMAO Nancy!! Yeah, so what IS her name?

Jess said...

Oh goodness, this metaphor has gone too far! I feel as though I should be reading this within the pages of "Penthouse"!

Steve Stenzel said...

I'll interpret that HILARIOUSLY! I'm trying to help with the name, but I'm lost right now....

Jes said...

The mature side of me said I should not laugh at the innuendos; however, the immature side totally won!! LMAO