Last night I went out on my first real road ride.
Saturday I went on a bike path ride to learn to clip in and out. I felt like I did pretty good on Saturday and was ready to hit the open ROAD last night!!!!
We rode 20 miles in 1hour and 30 minutes. It was an incredible ride. I LOVED being out on the road and seeing how far we had pedaled. I kept watching the stats on my Garmin, I was fascinated by my heart rate, mph and distance. When I finished riding and saw I burnt 1503 calories I was super happy!!! I enjoyed what I was doing and burnt a TON of calories.
I only had one scary time when I was at a stop light and it was on a very slight hill, and a corner..... as soon as the light changed I started off and could NOT for the life of me clip in I lost my balance, caught myself and then my leg was in the way of the tire. Super confusing I know, needless to say I NEVER fell but did get a lovely dark tire mark on my calf :)
I am still trying to figure out my shifting, I swear it's like learning to drive a stick shift car all over again. . . . .
My body feels sore, and my arms are tight. I don't know what I was thinking doing an arm work out before riding. I am grateful for VERY patient friends who have helped me learn the ropes and slowed down their normal riding speed to ride with me. LOVE you girls.....you know who you are :) I know that my mind is happy and more clear after a super successful first road ride!!!!