Saturday, September 14, 2013

Here I Go Again

This morning I ventured out on my second excursion on two wheels with no motor.
Yep, just a plain ol' bicycle. Well, it's a pretty snazzy and snappy bicycle with lots of awesome farkle that I think has it's own "fast", but that's another story... At 21.5 miles I bested my first outing by 6-ish miles. For the people I choose to surround myself with, these numbers are their basic warm-ups. I'm once again knowingly registering myself in Kindergarten in a brand new-to-me school while my peers are graduate students riding centuries or traversing Iowa. Why? (shrug) I guess for a few reasons...

  1. I'm getting old and fat - the sports I played when I was a younger soul would land me in traction today. Finding new ways to "play" is necessary.
  2. My Mostest Favoritest Person (MFP) loves cycling. Since she continues to run partly because she wants to be supportive of my running (even though she hates it), I thought learning to cycle to support her would be a good thing for me to do. Although given her superior athleticism, this really isn't a 1-for-1 effort. She really should be required to do at least one more thing she doesn't like to make it fair. Suggestions are welcome.
  3. Everybody else is doing it. No seriously - they are. So the insatiable curiosity within me needs to understand why the HELL they like this torture so much!!
So far, I've never had such ass-pain in my life, but they tell me that gets better with time and before I know it I will love cycling like they all do. I am hesitant to believe that anything causing that much discomfort to such critical and sensitive areas is in ANY way something to pursue to "get used to", but they are pretty persuasive. And I am but a weak follower.
With butt-ache.

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