we did it again! and when i say "we" i mostly mean "my team excluding me." my team rocks-saturday was the MS bike tour up in logan and team iron myelin rode the century!
justin gets the award for riding with the least amount of training (1 ride?) and NO sleep and the strength to ride on a flat for 10 miles until his wise teamate noticed the problem. i think the ride marshalls dubbed him "that idiot without a tube or pump," but iron myelin would like to fight that bearded jerk of a marshall on that one (who wants to carry extra weight when we know the marshalls are doing it for us?!).
gina bina gets the award for being the only girl on the team to finish it. okay, that's kind of lame-her only competition for this award was her patch-wearing, vertigo-fighting teamate. but seriously-i'm so proud of her! 100 miles! she's my inspiration.
bd gets the award for being the best team mechanic and motivator. this guy is mr. super-seratonin, and mr. super-mechanical genius. we're lucky to have such an over-qualified team member! if only he'd been riding alongside justin when he got his flat...
stevie gets style points, of course-who else can sport bibs and get away with it? (he wouldn't take his jersey off for the photo, but you can reference last year's photo here.) he also wins the award for most offensive language used on the tour toward a ride marshall. the very same ride marshall we'd like to fight.
i was just glad to be able to get on my bike without tipping over. let's just say my balance has been slightly askew-especially with the one eye thing going on. but i managed to ride somewhere between fourteen and sixteen miles. i know, those of you who ride are scoffing at this number. i was feeling so defeated that i didn't even cross the finish line and instead went straight to my car. i then spent the remainder of my day sunbathing at the pool feeling dejected and wussy and wishing i'd gone farther. i don't know why i beat myself up over things like this-i mean, i could barely walk two weeks ago. SO i'm going to be happy with my little bike ride and shoot for the century next year. who's with us?
thanks for another great year, iron myelin!