Today, Kyle and I went on a bike ride with my BFF Shanna and a few of her friends. Shanna is actually the person I am running my (our) first half marathon with. We’ve been training separately because we aren’t always free at the same time.
We have known each other since we were 3-4 yo. and have gone to the same schools up until college. She’s a crazy good acrobat. Get ready to feel crappy about yourself.
She actually just came back from Nationals and took 1st place 🙂
If you’ve never seen acro (or heard of it) here’s a video I found on YouTube. Obviously it’s not Shanna, but you get the idea.
Anyways, back to today. I drove out to Livermore (Kyle rode out there on his bike and met us there). I was incredibly nervous to go bike riding because I’m not the most comfortable riding near cars. Luckily they said we would only ride a short bit in the town, and the rest of the ride would be in wine country.
We stopped at Wente Vineyards for a couple minutes to hydrate. This was taken from the their website cause I forgot to take pics…
I only crashed once…on the way out of the parking lot. That takes a special kind of talent right there. If it weren’t for my turtle-like reflexes, I could have seriously injured myself. Don’t tell my mom cause I was riding her bike. My beast of a bike is about 7 levels below a Schwinn- from a Target sale from the 90’s. But hey, it gets you from point A to point B, faster than it would if you were pulling yourself in a wagon.
Maybe some (many) years down the line, I’d consider doing a duathlon…if I get more comfortable on a bike. Or if they give me my own bike lane.
It was about a 15 mile ride. Pretty easy, some hills but nothing bad. It was beautiful out there and I would definitely go back. Maybe I’d get on my bike 1/4 mile after leaving the parking lot next time.