In Da Bank

56 hilly hilly miles and a 30 minute run from yesterday in the Steelhead bank! I survived! Big thanks to JC for organizing a great group ride. CTC women are bada$$. There was a huge group of ladies out yesterday rocking the GCT course.

It wasn't as ugly as I thought it would be to be honest. There were definitely some major hills but I made it up all of them without too much trouble and I was even first up one of the hills! (Granted its because the speedsters took a wrong turn and had gone straight up another beast of a hill before turning around and coming back.)

It was a LONG day yesterday though. It seemed like I was out there forever despite the good company and the incredible scenery. What was up with that? I wasn't tired or sore, just wanted to get the hell off that bike! Hopefully today goes better. If I am feeling good I may tack on another 13 miles or so.

Note to self don't be so aggressive when clipping in. I slid forward hard at mile 30 and was in some serious pain the rest of the ride. How do you men do it? To add insult to that injury around mile 45 my bike computer reset itself. Luckily I had just decided to look at my total time so far, thanks JT! So I know it took me approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes to ride the course. A lot of slowing down for stops and hairpin turns so hopefully Steelhead will be around the same or faster than that.

Came home and mowed the lawn then found that I could not resist a nap and gave in for a few hours. Last night we went shopping for gatorade and a shower liner. Of course my target would have none of this endurance gatorade stuff. Figures. If I would've known that I would have skipped target and gone to bed bath and beyond. Sorry for all those target lovers, I am not a fan. We ended up coming home with a shower rod with baskets and a kitchen rug, both which for some reason make me feel more relaxed. In general I don't like to worry about material possessions, but items that make my life more organized seem to appease the OCD in me.

So I was finishing up laundry and dishes and putting together the shower rack. Went downstairs to pull the last load from the washer into the dryer and was greeted by sopping wet clothes. Yep the spin is dead. So it looks like it is time to either use that warranty we got on the home and try to get it fixed or to suck it up and by a new washer.

Really bad timing with all the social activities we have coming up and the multiple house visits we are going to have. Oh crap I just realized I have to clean guest bedroom sheets before Tuesday. Looks like I need to find a laundry mat.

Hope all your lives are less scatterbrained than mine right now!


Habeela said...

Great video! And now roles are reversed - you are keeping me grounded with how far away Steelhead is! :)

Lisa said...

WOW...that's a ton of miles. Makes my measly 3 miles look silly. ;)

Black Knight said...

After a great performance on the bike another great performance in the house triathlon: laundry, dishes and putting together the shower rack.
The appropriate song for your ride could be: Run to the hill (Iron Maiden)

IHateToast said...

nothing peeves me like a dead spinner. we've never had to put one to rest, but have had it severely sick several times. it's annoying and a mess. and it only happens to us when we have blankets or towels.

think about the workout you got lifting your laundry. my own "spin" for a silver lining.

Jodi said...

Great weekend of cycling and adventure :)

You'll kick the IMWI course's butt next week!

Wil said...

Man, everyone had craziness this weekend! Glad you and Sara are back in one piece. You're going to kick some Steelhead butt!!!!!

Lana said...

Nice job on the ride!! Sorry to hear about your always seems like those happen at the worst possible times...ugh.

DaisyDuc said...

Saturday's ride was awesome...glad I was not the only one who thought it last a long time...oh yeah, it started at 7:30 and we were not off the bikes until after noon!

Thanks for pulling me along for the run!