Sunday, April 4, 2010

lookin' for love

SPB* seeks SF for companionship, possibly more. Enjoys long hilly bike rides and hanging out with friends on weekends. Call me so we can see if we're a match!  (*single pink bike) 
Today, after a very LONG 7 mile run with TMB *and by long, I mean closer to 8 miles, I decided to toss PINK in the JEEP and go for a ride.  A bike ride, not a car ride.  

Pink and I met friends for a double date (SpeeDee & Trina)/"blind date" (Arty & petunia). They're both IRON WOMEN in training... I started to call them Half IRON WOMEN, but they pointed out that they're in training. And sometimes the goal toward the future is more important than the accomplishments of the past. So we'll call them IronWomen.
and to be clear
THEY CAN RIDE CIRCLES AROUND ME AND MY PINK SCHWINN

But, also to be clear, here I am riding circles on my Pink Schwinn. Pink and I had a great ride. Albeit, a slow a** ride where I was pushing for all I had just to keep them in my sights... but a ride, none the less.

 Imagine, for an analogy, that you've run about 5 times, and a BQ runner invites you to join them on a training run... and you're dumb enough to say yes. SpeeDee as such a good sport about riding back or slowing down so she could still shout instructions aaaaaaaaaall the way back where I would hear here. "Stay to the Left here, we're turning"... but the whole time I'm riding, I'm watching her make it look SOOOOOOO easy.  And. It. Was. Not. Easy.

Every now and then my struggles were punctuated by Arty & Petunia searing by us at what appeared to be light speed. Really, she looked super strong, and I felt super weak.  And here's a little amusing tidbit.  I've been reading this really hilarious blog called The Reluctant Triathlete for, well, I don't know.... a year?  Yea, probably a year.  And I JUST REALIZED NOW that THAT is why Arty looked SO FAMILIAR.  So, I've gone back a changed her name to Arty, to reflect her Blogness Identity.  (RT = Reluctant Triathlete = Arty).  Be Flattered Arty, not everyone gets a "cool bloggy name" here at NofSahm.

 But enough rambings about me & Pink... Thanks to the ladies & their wicked cool road bikes for letting me tag along! And now that I know where the super secret meeting spot is, I know how to stalk you join you in the future!

7 comments:

Anne said...

Yay for getting out on pink...and for trying to keep up with iron dudettes :)

the tortise said...

yeah! I love my blog name! :-) you did a wonderful job today and you're welcome to stalk, I mean join, anytime. we like fans, I mean friends!! :-)

RunHapi13 said...

You were an uber cyclist today and totally held your own. You are so welcome to join (stalk, I need a stalker) us ANYTIME!
Me and Trina are happy to ride with you and Pink anytime!
MUAH!

MCM Mama said...

Great job getting out there on Pink!

惠蘋 said...

路過看看哦,請加油 .........................................

怡迪 said...

初次造訪~安安^^ .........................................

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I meant to tell you this this morning, but I left you something on the blog!