Monday, March 26, 2007

Just Hubby, Me and Our Bikes

Well, I did not get my road ride in this weekend. Not after Saturday's torrential down pour! But my husband and I did go mountain biking on Sunday. The rain finally stopped and the sun started to break through. By late afternoon it was gorgeous! But back to our ride yesterday morning/afternoon. The trails were muddy. And that is an understatement! We crossed "lakes" that are usually "puddles" . . . but we had fun! We met a friend on the trail and the three of us had a great ride. And of course this morning, Monday morning, the sun is shining and the birds are singing, a perfect day for a road ride but I have to go to work. Sigh. Why is it, weekends always seem to be bad weather days? And come Monday morning the sun pops out and the weather is beautiful? A cruel spring joke by Mother Nature! Ha ha . . . and just my luck this coming weekend will be beautiful because I will be out of town. Just you watch!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Sad In Seattle

Last Friday, March 16th, was the last decent weather day here in the wonderful pacific northwest. Since last Friday our weather has gone down hill. I mean it has literally deteriorated! It's raining!!!! All forms and types . . . misty rain, steady rain, off and on rain, pouring rain, fog and rain, you get the picture. I guess I should not be surprised (taking in the fact of where I live) but if I don't get another sunny day like last Friday's very soon I'm going to scream! Just venting. But not all is lost. Yea, I can't ride my road bike but I can ride my mountain bike. Rain and mud are good things when I am mountain biking! Makes me feel like a kid! But bad things for road cycling. You see, I have this event in June that I want to ride in and I need to increase my miles until I can ride 100 by June 9th! At this rate I am wondering if I will be able to do the 50 mile course. Hopefully April will bring better weather but that saying "April Showers . . . " looms in the back of my mind.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Spring has sprung!

I can tell it's spring here in the pacific northwest. Lots of rain, sun breaks, rain, sun breaks, rain . . . you get the picture. Being a cyclist in this area in the spring time you have to be an oportunist, ride when you can and know that summer is coming with gorgeous days ahead.

My daughter and I have been meeting after work for some great rides in the afternoon. Oh and I can't do the STP this year. My niece is getting married on the same weekend as the road event. Oh well, that's life. There are other rides that I will be riding in this summer. In fact my first ride of 2007 will be the beautiful Tulip Pedal in Skagit County Washington. It's on April 14, 2007 this year. It will be great. Hubby and I did it in 2004 and now this year it will be hubby, our daughter, and me. Can't wait.