Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wasatch Boulevard

Me being so smart just grabbed the pump on my way out the door, still in its package. So when I got to where I was riding, it was super challenging to open!!!! It was majorly zip tied! It was comical trying to open it. Luckily one of my friends had a nifty knife and I was able to use my pump!
I had never pumped a road tire before that was a lesson, I think I'll have to teach y'all!!!
Okay it's a SERIOUS arm work out pumping a tire!!!!
We road a 30 mile loop. 2 hours 12 minutes and my avg. pace was 13.5. calories 1997!!!!
A first for me I GU'ed!!!!! 
Okay now on to the RIDE!!!!
I felt awesome pretty much the whole time EXCEPT for one NASTY climb. I could not for the life of me shift into a easier gear to climb! It was AWFUL, I climbed the whole hill in a HARD gear @ like 3.4 mph. My legs are SO sore tonight, like throbbing!!! I LOVE feeling the workout after though.
So I headed straight to Bingham my bike shop and in a matter of minutes. I learned that a) I was shifting wrong, so operator error. b) There was a wire hitting something making it difficult to move the chain, the way he explained it was WAY to technical for me :) I was in and out with my bike fixed super quick, so the next climb will ROCK!!!
I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend!!! 

Do you like to feel the pain after a workout?

21 comments:

Jess said...

I LOVE the pain after a workout!!!!!! : )

Awesome photos!

The Green Girl said...

Love the green bike!

Lisa said...

I too love the pain the after a workout! You know you have made biking look so fun I think I need look in to trying it out!

Dan O said...

Great looking ride. Fun to read about people just getting into riding - nice job.

Yes, getting up the next day and feeling a little sore is a good thing - means you were out doing something - and that's always good.

Dan O said...

Great looking ride. Fun to read about people just getting into riding - nice job.

Yes, getting up the next day and feeling a little sore is a good thing - means you were out doing something - and that's always good.

kelsalynn said...

I did a 15K today- 9 miles- on the bike. I was inside though so it wasn't exactly fun. Your energy and excitement is contagious! Keep it up girl!

Julie said...

Look at you in your rocking biking outfit! You are looking fantastic:) I am glad that you were able to have a nice ride with some fun people! Thanks for sharing the awesome pictures too!

Average A said...

I have a little fixed gear that I ride around for transportation, and I can NEVER pump the tires on my own! My friend would pump them up for me and it would look so easy. My tires are supposed to be at 100 psi and I can pump it past 60. :P So hard! I feel like I get more of a workout with the tire pump than I do riding. :P

Joy said...

You are doing awesome with your bike. I just did my first 25 miles this past week. It was awesome! I struggled a little with my energy at the end. Not quite where I need to be fitness wise, but I am sure trying!! I worked really hard on this trip and felt great after it was over!! My hubby was ready for another ride that evening, but I was not quite there :-) Keep on going ~ you're doing great!! Hugs!

Julie said...

Glad you got your shifting adjusted--it'll make for much nicer climbing! This was one of my favorite rides ever. Perfect weather, awesome route, and great friends--doesn't get better than that!!

Laura said...

For the most part I love the pain...it's that beyond tired fatigue in the legs feeling that happens.
You are doing freakin' awesome!
How was the GU? :)

Alanna @ Blood, Sweat & Cupcakes said...

I loooove to feel the pain after a hard workout! Hurts so good :)

Continuous Changes said...

I loved in half marathon training when the day after a long run, it was hard to walk sometimes. i have never felt so strong and accomplished :) it rocks!

Julie said...

Good for you!!
Love your bike!

Jess said...

If it's a "sore" pain, YES. If it's a "wtf I hope something isn't broken" pain, then definitely NO.

Bike ride looks and sounded like so much fun! I really really need to get myself a road bike!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Having to add 60 more PSI, you should log it as an upper body workout. The very first thing I was taught in reference to biking was to always check your air pressure before a ride, makes a world of difference.

I love the pain feeling post workout, the next morning, not so much

Betsy said...

I am OCD about pumping my bike tires! Your shoes match your bike....you are so stylin'!!!

Corletta said...

I don't mind pain after a workout. It's the pain during the workout that I tend to HATE :)

Corletta said...

By the way...you and I are the EXACT opposites when it comes to cycling and running! I LOVE running, but HATED cycling. You make it look so fun; however, I remember how much I tried to make myself like something that I didn't. NOT WORTH IT!! I think riding rather than running is just fine! Go get um :)

amanda said...

biking is tough stuff. i never gave biking enough credit. but the other day, my friend and i trekked out for a longgggg bike ride. our legs and butt were KILLING us. oh my gosh.

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