Plain and simple, how can you enjoy life if it is all the same?
If unexpected opportunities expect you to try something new?
If you don’t get to meet new people and have fun doing it?
This morning I did Everybody Rides in St Charles, IL. I was expecting to ride alone
but stupid me posted on Facebook
and of course, Hal Honeyman (Organizer and owner of Project Mobility) hunted me down and would not let me ride alone. OOPS!
I signed up for 45 but agreed to do a shorter distance because of the weather. He ended up pairing me with a group consisting of a tandem and a single bike rider. We did the 29 mile route.
On a straight I ended up passing the tandem and I even hit over 21 MPH when I was chasing them after reaching the top of a hill climb.
I flew up the first few hills but the next couple were a bit steeper and I inched up them. The last one was the steepest at 8% and I hit a new record of 1.3 MPH. It was followed by a fast downhill on a road COVERED with pot holes. Needless to say I rode the brakes down it.
When we got back to the start, George asked me if I would try a tandem. My balance sucks but he said not to worry, he would do the balancing. I have the wrong types of cleats and so keeping my feet on the pedals was very difficult.
But it was fun and I’d do it again!
Have you tried something totally unexpected and loved it?