Wednesday, August 26

I passed a boy and I liked it!


Disclaimer: I am really feeling full of myself today.

Since early May I have been rehabbing my knee. I still ride as often as I can, but my 40 year old knee (yes, the rest of me is over 40 too) has good days and bad. Bob, who knows more about bikes than anyone I've met is really good about helping me find the right seat position and the right gears depending on how I am feeling.

But, in these last glorious days of summer, I've been wanting to go faster. There is a small park near our home, a 2.6 mile ride around it (yup, we clocked it) Only one bad turn, as the man keeps pointing out. So, I've been doing a few fast laps around it most days in addition to a regular ride. It's pretty flat, and fun.

So I rode the course last night. On the second lap, I saw this guy on a nice bike about 150 yards ahead of me. I thought, gee, if I could have someone to ride behind I might be able to keep up my cadence and ride a bit faster.

So, I continued to pedal, and I caught up to him. Then, I had to slow down behind him....and I thought, I think I could pass him. And just like that, I stepped on it, and I did. I rode as fast as I could so he wouldn't catch up right away. The look on his face as I passed by was priceless.


And, the next loop around, I didn't see him at all.

I passed a boy, and I liked it. I really liked it.


xoSherry

13 comments:

PoleStar Jewelry said...

Congrats Sherry! Good for you.

msbelle said...

Way to go!

uncorked said...

WOOT!!!! YIPPEE for you Sherry! And wouldn't that make a great song! "I passed a boy" will be in my head all day! Love it!

Katie said...

LOL! You embarassed him so much, he went home! :)

Beadin By The Sea said...

Ha, too funny! Way to go! I just got a new mountain bike and I've been riding with my 13 year old. There's no way my "over 40" legs can keep up with him especially on the hills!

jeweledrabbit said...

Go, Sherry, go!! =OD

connie said...

Very cool. That 40 year old knee and the rest of you must be in great shape. Have a good one! :-)

DancingMooney ♥ said...

You go girl!

Woot!!!
:D

Kathy said...

CHEE HOO Sherry!!! Way to go!

elisa said...

Excellent! I'm glad to hear it. I like Katie's idea that you embarassed him. =)

Hope your knee gets better - mine is in bad shape too!

Michelle | Cicada Studio said...

Atta Girl!

John W. Golden said...

Way to go, Sherry! You are making me feel even more sedentary than usual:) Thanks for your comment on my blog! BTW, the findings went out yesterday afternoon.

Waterrose said...

oh this post made me laugh and smile...and say...you go girl!