Sunday, January 10, 2010

First Ride of 2010

I finally got my first ride in for this new year. A beautiful Sunday ride with the TWBC. We began in South Tacoma on Pacific Ave (hwy 7 just off SR 512). We had a foggy start but the sun finally came out as we crested the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It was a great ride with beautiful scenery along the way. And a great lunch break in Gig Harbor.

Before we began our ride our ride leader Sue gives us instructions.
22 riders showed up today.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge this morning in the fog.

We broke through the fog just over the crest on the Narrows bridge.
This shot is looking back at the fog bank we just came through.

Tides Tavern and Restaurant in Gig Harber where we stopped for a lunch
break. I had the 2 piece halibut and fries. Delicious!
Shot from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge on our return to Tacoma.

Fog is gone! Great ride. 40 miles.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year! 2010 Will Be a Great Year!

To repeat what I wrote at my web site . . .

I'm looking forward to this new year. I want to ride, I want to lose weight, I want to get back in shape, and I want to stay fit and healthy. A big order I know but I have a plan for achieving my goals.

First, I volunteered to lead rides for my bike club's "Series Training Rides". These will be weekend rides that the club will be offering this spring and summer to help cyclists prepare for major rides this year. The Ride Series begins in March and will continue every weekend through mid July. Now I won't have an excuse not to ride on the weekend because I will be leading the ride. I will also go to the gym after work on the weekdays with my daughter. And when the weather begins to get nicer and the days longer I will start to do my after work rides. Mix it up, a day at the gym to work on core and strength then a day of riding out doors to get a good cardio workout.

My list of rides that I plan to participate in (this list will probably grow). :)

  • Daffodil Classic April 18, 2010
  • Peninsula Metric June 6, 2010
  • Seattle to Portland July 17, 2010
  • RAMROD July 29, 2010 (by lottery . . . I may not get to ride this one)
  • Crater Lake Century August 14, 2010