Last night I met Jackie for a ride out on my new favourite route. She had already done 110kms that day but said it was good to get out and give her legs a spin. This is something I'll never understand, you have sore muscles so the same day you ride a billion kms you go back out to ride some more. At any rate I was very appreciative that she took the time to come out with me to walk me through the gears, stopping, and other fun stuff. This time I was alot more comfortable on the bike and I might even venture to say that it was fun. She was tracking speed on her computer and we got up to just over 20kms per hour, I'll take that. The gloves I picked up helped ALOT, my wrists didn't hurt nearly as much and I may have even taken my hand off the handlebar for a split second but that could also be a rumour.
We rode up and back on the route and then she left me to ride home. I thought ok self, don't pack it in, go one more time on your own so I headed out again. When I got to the end I unclipped and stopped as I approached the stop sign at the end of the road. Once stopped I sorta hopped on one foot because my left foot was still clipped in to turn the bike and I started to teeter to the left, I tried to save it but my teeter went way further than a totter and there I was in the middle of the road, on me arse, laughing my head off. I mean, we all knew this was going to happen but who here thought it would happen while I was basically stopped? A show of hands please.
I got back to the car, photographed the injury, tweeted it out for everyone to enjoy and packed it in. When I got home I was going to post but my computer 'Windows XP Defender' came up and start flashing all kinds of messages at me about malware and sensitive files being at risk and I better get online so I could remove the files!! I disconnected from the internet and started a anti-virus and malware scan with my antivirus. As a precaution I called the bank and had them change the password on my internet banking just in case cause I like my money in my account! This morning when the scan had finished my CA had indeed found some malicious files including 'Windows XP Defender' so I quaranteened everything and shut down. We'll see what happens when I get home.
Second time on the bike was MUCH better than the first time
I am scared to go fast but hopefully that will get better with practice
I like the route I'm riding, it's great for a first timer except the turkey vultures that were chowing down on a dead animal (ewwww)
Triathletes look extremely cool when they meet you for a ride
I look really ridiculous next to a triathlete when riding (hello fashion disaster)
Other cyclists are really friendly, they say hi as they race past you
You can still ride with a skinned knee
It's more fun to laugh when you fall then get overly embarrassed and upset