Friday, October 16, 2009

Souvenirs, Novelties, & Party tricks






~My First Century is officially in the bag, 100 miles on a bike is quite the experience. I travelled to Maryland and met up with 5 other spin instructor buddies. Our goal was to finish and to have a good time. We finished and had the time of our lives. Next year we're hoping to get more people involved, it is a flat ride and the race and fuel stations are put together very well.

Seagull Century Memories

~Swarming bee's and pouring down rain at the start isn't a good sign. Thank you God for drying up the skies and providing Benedryl for my peeps.

~Gear problems at the start can't really be good. Thank you Bike Shop tent for hooking my sista' up!

~"On Your Left" means move over to the right so I don't run into the back of you.

~Are you really wearing that?

~Mr. Newton & Mrs. Nuun helped my energy all day!

~"Dude you rock, riding that Unicycle for 100 miles."

~"Can I ride your wheel for a while?" Uh.......

~Moe, our 6th riding partner that had tree trunk legs.

~"Can you stick that bell somewhere Mister!!!!" "Ring that bell at me again?!"

~Miles 60-80 were the hardest.....wind.....rain.....wind.....cold

~Never leave your friends on a ride! NEVER!!! :(

~Margarita's, crab dip, & chocolate cake are nice after a 100 mile bike ride.

~As you nestle down to sleep you are awoken to a fire drill 2x where you go out to the parking lot and see a slew of tired Century riders. Wasn't funny, until later.....

Thank You
Twin, Bobby B, Debs, McMahon, & The Beast!

15 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I saw a guy on a unicycle when I did my half century. I was thinking. Really? On a unicycle?! I feel so inferior!!

Sounds like you had a great time. That's what it's all about!

Shannon said...

Thanks Lisa...it WAS a blast....

Dave said...

great report...loved the pics

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Hey, that's a great idea... unicycle in the Ironman....hmmmmm

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Glad you had a good time!!

Wes said...

well, if the guy on the unicycle was going faster than you, that's trouble right there :-) Sounds like a blast! These huge endurance events are all about overcoming obstacles.

Jess said...

Congrats on the Century Ride! Did you have to use a crowbar to detach your butt from the bike seat?

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

This one is on my list for 2010! Sounds like you had fun!

ShirleyPerly said...

Congrats on your century!!

I can't believe someone rode a unicycle the whole way. Guess that's possible, esp. on a flat course, but still pretty darn incredible.

Jon Gilchrist said...

yeah..that unicycle cat woudl definitely have me feelign PREEEETY inferior...lol


glad U finished and enjoyed it..bravo. And that's oen helluva post race spread!!

Missy said...

Those unicycle guys are insane. Ever see them mountain bike/unicycle, totally nuts. Yay for your first 100!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

You are one hardcore woman!!!!

gene said...

"what phony dog poo?" I LOVE that movie!!
great post, good for you on your Century! keep it up!
gene

RunToTheFinish said...

wowie 100 miles...wow. love the pics and the bulleted play by play is so easy to read, i get lost in a lot of reports

Stuart said...

What a blast, I had a technical on my 100 attempt last year, looks like you had a great day...pack up that bike and head west and we can all ride one together!