Hooray! I have a bike!
My good friend Marlina is letting me borrow her bike to start training for the Tour de Pink! Actually, she has two - a road bike and a mountain bike. They're both in storage and the one that's easier to get to is her mountain bike. So, I'll get my riding legs back with that one until she can get to the road bike. She rarely uses them, plus she is preggo right now and has no desire to use either of them at the moment. Woohooo! Marlina is the nut who got me started training for marathons...it's all her fault! :-)
There's a group of folks at work who have formed a team for the Tour de Pink and are about to begin training. I'll guess I'll see how I like riding. I am trying to decide which distance to ride - there's the option of 12, 23, 47, 63, 80 & 100 miles. I'm not going to go crazy and sign up for 100 miles...I don't have that much time to train between now and then (then being September 9th). Plus, it's been, well...it's been a long time (like a decade) since I've been on a bike. Originally, I was being quite optimistic and cocky thinking I could go for the 63 or 80 mile ride. My friend thought I was nuts! So, I'm thinking that 47 miles might be easy enough to train for, but still a challenge for someone like me. Any opinions are appreciated.
Anywho, I am excited! I need get the bike checked out, since it's been awhile since she's been on it. I also need a helmet and bike-friendly clothing. Any opinions here are appreciated as well. I am a complete and total novice when it comes to this type of riding. The last time I rode a bike, it was around College Station (WHOOP!), to and from school and leisurely rides around the campus and surrounding country roads. I wore no helmet and was biking in shorts and A&M t-shirts. Like I said, I'm a novice!!!
I am looking forward to the cross-training and brick workouts!