Trek Women
October 25, 2007


It has been raining here for 3 days and I am about to take my life.  I love to ride my bike…you already know that.  So how does one ride their bike in the rain?  Very carefully.  Normally I would but the roads are extra slick and slippery from all the rain and the tons of leaves everywhere.  On Wednesday I had a great 35 mile hilly ride planned in Oregon Ridge with my friend Katie and some other riders.  I couldn’t go due to the weather.  Today I got up and was ready to ride but had to cancel again because of the pouring rain.  Doesn’t Mother Nature know that I may possibly hurt someone if I don’t get to ride my bike!?!?

The worst part of this has been my food intake.  Remember me telling you that if I ride I am able to eat because it counterbalances my weight gain?  Well this week that has not been good. If it wasn't moving I ate it.  My parents have been in town and we have pretty much eaten our way through the entire week.  We went out to eat about 5 times and had a couple of delicious home cooked meals.  Then there’s all the cake and cookies I have eaten in between.  I truly feel like a stuffed pig that has an inordinate amount of gas and indigestion. So here I am a stuffed pig who can’t ride her bike.  It’s very sad. 

Both today and yesterday I sucked it up and went to the gym.  I did the spinning classes and then some lifting.  It was fine but I’m sorry, it’s still not the same as riding your bike outside.  I also think that part of my crankiness is due to the fact that I am going to Las Vegas tomorrow for work and I may not have a lot of time to ride my bike.  I guess I’ll be stopping at the doctor’s on the way to the airport to get my jaws wired shut....the sacrifices we make. 


Hi Susan,
I really enjoyed chatting with you in the locker room at the gym this morning. So of course, I had to check out your blog. Thanks for sharing. This is fun reading; I plan to follow it!

Have a great trip to L.V.!
-Linda Walz

Posted by: Linda Walz | Oct 25, 2007 6:16:54 PM

Hi Susan,
It's Lone Ranger Ricky Persky from San Diego. And I put a Hiker's Bear Bell on my Issac road bike 3 months ago. Totally yes, drives everyone crazy. But they now see and hear me. Q U I T E C O O L !!!

Posted by: Lone Ranger Ricky Persky | Nov 13, 2007 12:06:52 AM

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