Bike Race

March 29, 2010

Wow, the weekend went by so fast. On Saturday the husband competed in his first ever bicycle race! The course was 23 miles (farther than he has ever ridden before)! We are new to the bike scene, so it took us awhile to figure everything out. Some of the riders were professionals....and and let's just say they really get into this kind of stuff....it was a little weird to see everyone being so serious....but we still managed to have fun!

Here he is in his new bike gear that we bought the night before.

When I went to pin his race number to his leg, I realized that he got number 666! Yikes. How horrible is that! We pretended it was 999 instead.

Ready to race!

There were a ton of people there...I think they said like 500 riders.


Waiting to start.

And they're off! The "elite" professional guys were in the front, followed by the "expert" riders and then the "beginning" riders. It was so so so cold that day, so I waited for the husband to finish in the car. Luckily I got to chat on the phone with my mother-in-law and my mom....they helped me pass the time!

Once I started to hear cheering and cow bells (yes, cow bells!) I came out to watch the guys finish. The husband is the one in all black. He did great! I was so proud of him for finishing the race and really pushing himself. 23 miles is such a long way! He said there were a ton of hills too...there is NO way I could have done it!

We had a great time and are looking forward to the next race, which is 35 miles!

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6 Responses to “Bike Race”

  1. how fun! congrats jon on a 23mile bike race. . . next stop IRONMAN!

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  2. Congratulations to the husband! How was he feeling the next day? It looks like a nice place to ride.

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  3. Awesome! My husband does bike races as well! The longest he's done a is half ironman distance -- 56 miles. That was CRAZY. I'm just like you sitting in the car being his audience, no WAY i could ever do that!!

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  4. Congrats to your husband. What a great feeling.

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  5. Congratulations Jon! Another sport for you to master. You always "shine" so the pros in biking better look out. We will have to go to a race this summer with you.

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  6. Wow. I don't think I could do it.

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