So I had this entire post written out about my experience today doing the 30 mile route of the Bike MS NYC tour and when I added the photos my computer froze.
I don't have the energy to retype it so I'm just going to show you photos and tell you that I'm insanely proud of what I was able to accomplish with this ride.
I was able to keep my speed at an almost consistant 13 mph the whole ride and I met and beat my goal of pedaling up over 1 hill. I did 5 hills! I also said I was going to finish the ride by 11:00am and I rolled across the finish line at 11:10am.
I'm currently exhausted and that was the hardest I've ever pushed my body but I feel so good!
This is me getting ready to go at 4:00am.
This is the mileage I logged riding from my mom's place to the start line.
I initially went and stood by the marshals area thinking it was the start line. I finally turned around and saw that I was not where I was supposed to be and walked over to the start chutes.
Here are the starting chutes. The photos are blurry and I have zero idea why.
Took a photo of Bison
Skipped the breakfast out of the back of a truck.
The USS Intrepid
I zeroed out the pedometer so I could see my miles as I rode them.
My timing was perfect. I was one of the first folks to cross the start line.
Some Teen beauty queen singing the National Anthem
Video of the teen queen singing
And we were off!
Frustrated at the way my legs were hurting and annoyed at people moving faster than me.
My legs that were not at all cooperating with the task at hand.
In the Underpass.
The hill. I won't lie. I was walking the bike at this point.
The FDR Drive
Apparently I lose the ability to smile when I'm on my bike.
This was a very very evil hill. It's 218th Street in Manhattan.
An equally looking evil hill.
At the bottom of the evil hill was the rest stop.
The following photos were taken with my IPhone after my camera battery died.
I somehow hit the pedometer and reset it. I know I was at mile 23.
Back at my mom's place putting Bison away. I rode a total of 38 miles today!