Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Since I can't have one of these...


For now I am WAY happy with this new beauty!

As most (if not all) of you know, I have done a few (OK, five - so far) century (100 mile) bike rides and I plan to do many more century rides.  I have also set a goal to do a double century (YES, that is 200 miles in ONE DAY -and, YES, I know I am slightly crazy!) in May 2013.

I have been doing said rides on a beginners road bike.  For a while now, I have been thinking about upgrading, so I began looking at the local bike shops and getting information from several people.  After lots of research, I decided on the above pictured bike.  It is a "Specialized Roubaix".  I got it on Friday evening and have taken out for a 30 mile and a 45 mile ride so far.  Let me tell you, it rides GREAT!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Goldilocks - Boise, ID

On Saturday, July 14th, Brenda and I participated in the Goldilocks All Women's bike ride in Boise.  Brenda rode the 40-mile route and I rode the 100-mile route.  Brenda was amazing, completing her ride in 4 hours including stops (and including morning sickness and pregnancy fatigue!!!)!  I completed my ride with a time of 7 hours ride time and 8 hours, 15 minutes total time!  It was a beautiful day and the the support stops and staff were wonderful!!!

Brenda and I before the ride.
Me just before the start of the ride.
Beautiful sunrise!
Some of the scenery.
Some of the scenery.
Some of the scenery.
Brenda's cheering crew (Neal was there also - You do not see him since he was the one taking all the pictures!!!
The cheering squad!
Brenda coming into the finish!

Brenda finishing with her boys cheering her on!

Brenda at the finish line!
Brenda at the finish line (Andrew and Bauer had already gone home to take naps)!
Brenda, Keagan and Deker (and Neal behind the camera) waiting for me come into the finish!
Keagan and Deker waving their "Team Smith" flags!
Me coming into the finish!
Deker cheering me on as I come to the finish line!
Brenda and I after I finished!
Me at the finish line!
Keagan, Deker and I after I finished!
Google Earth Image of the route!