Sunday, May 16, 2010

I couldn't help it.

I do believe two posts ago I said I would behave until I saw the physiotherapist on Monday, but that was till I realised how long four days off would be. So I misbehaved in a way that I thought would cause me the least possible damage. I am all for misbehaving in a controlled manner....oh how naughty I can

I rode for 30km with my brother in law. I did the M7 bike track again and did the same 30km loop that I did the last time. I do believe he really enjoyed himself however I think he found it harder because he was riding a mountain bike. Actually I know he found it harder because I gave him the opportunity to ride my bike and I rode his, and to ride a heavy mountain bike for that distance is hard work on the quads. But he did it and we talked and laughed alot of the way which was nice. It sure makes for time to pass quickly. It was actually quite funny to watch us swap bikes. Scott is about 6 foot 5 inches tall and quite a solid frame and he was riding my bike with his knees almost wrapped around his ears. I on the other hand needed a ladder to get on his bike and once I was on, at full extension of my leg only just touched the pedals - absolutely hilarious - we would have made Laurel & Hardy proud.

The way back is always much easier as the majority of it is down hill and the speed you gain is sometimes hair raising - well for me it is. I hit 49 kph on one part and decided to start slowing down as I thought if I got the death wobbles the potential for becoming air bound and doing some serious damage was highly probable. Where as my brother in law enjoys high speed stuff and was head down bottom up and hooned it past "Grandma me".

I had a fantastic morning and look forward to some more good family rides. Oh, before I forget, I tried the GU chomps today. Absolutely delicious. Like eating a gummy bear only bigger. I think these are a go. Need to stock up on all different flavours.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage