Saturday, October 9, 2010

25 Mile Trek Ride

Today millions of people all over the world joined forces in the fight against breast cancer. I am proud to say I was one of them.

Today was a beautiful 50 degrees when I woke up. I put my Under Armour shirt on along with my Vello Bella Jersey and Jacket, and Bike shorts to match and was out the door to Greenlakes State Park in Manlius NY for the 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Ride.

When I got there I was surprised at the great turn out! The sun was shining and so were peoples spirits and smiles.

My training plan was supposed to be a 1 hour easy ride and this was a perfect day to kill 2 birds in one stone!! I met some of my teamates in the crowd, got some pics and we were on our way. I was going to ride with a couple of my good friends and just sit back and chit chat. Yeah, that didn't happen. As soon as I saw people trying to race, so did I.

I was in the lead group for most of the time. I met a great girl who wanted to work together and I said sure, then we caught up to a few guys so we used them as well to draft off of. This is what I love about cycling!! Drafting!! getting a break!! But are you really getting a break when u are fighting in the front to pull or fighting in the back to stay on?? I dont know but I forgot how much I loved cycling until today!

The wind was fierce throughout the whole ride. I would say at least 10-15 mph winds. It definately felt hard the whole time.

I felt good until mile 23 and then I dont know wha happened and I got dropped...ugh!! Oh well. I sucked it up and finished the ride/race in 1:15:00.

I met up with my friends I ditched to be cool race. I told them I was sorry and they were ok with it. I love good people!!

I did end up watching Kona and was amazed by the strong performances day maybe...One day... Oh on another note. I was quite offended by the commentator talking about Caroline Steffen being a "bigger" know what she still kicked #ss and Im proud of her!! For Petes sake she is only 140lbs!!

Here are some pics from my day today:

CNY tri Girls!!


My friends who understand me!! :)


  1. Great job! I have had that "feeling" take over me and I just get into aero and go. Luckily, my friends understand as well!

    I was not too happy about the statement that the commentator made either. I think it was uncalled for!

    Have a great day!

  2. Fall riding is the best! Gorgeous up in your neck of the woods!

  3. I love riding in the fall, but those winds sound pretty fierce!! Great ride!

  4. Congrats on the ride. The good/bad about these 'races' is they never end up being just sit back. You always get that competitive juice flowing and before you know it you are trying to pick people off as you go.

  5. Nice job with your ride! It sounds like you had a great time!

  6. Yay! Sounds like a great ride! And I'm so happy that you have friends who understand! ;)

    Loved watching Kona and yea, Caroline Steffen isn't a big girl. :)

  7. saw your profile pic from another blog post and had to pop over and say hi. b/c i *heart* tri's too..and my DH is a HUGE nascar fan, so saw the nascar in your pic;-)

  8. that was a gorgeous day for a race, and love that it was for breast Mom in law is a survivor. Sounds like you had a great time!