Thursday, March 15, 2012
A cyclists potty mouth
I'm such a lucky girl. I get to spend the greater part of my days roaming around with horses. Baby horses. If you're wondering, they're much like big dogs. They have super fun personalities and love to play. Some are much friendlier than others and oddly enough, it's usually the fillies that have much more adventurous personalities than the colts.
Monkey cycling socks. Check.
Achilles, get in the car! And don't forget to put your shoes on!
Anyway, it was a great day to be out with them in the sunshine. All I could think about was my bike ride coming up last night. I was so excited for my first ride of the season with the Bluegrass Cycling Club. They're my extended biking family! Since it's recovery week I decided to sit back with the C pace group on a 21 mile ride. We're suppose to average between 12 - 15 mph. About 2 miles in I found myself at the front of the group and easily doing that. I rode all the way out to the turn around point and met a guy from the group to ride back with. He and I averaged between 17-18 mph on the return ride and the time FLEW BY. We talked about all the century rides he's done and I could have listened for another 20 miles. I think the fact that we formed our own little pace line helped us get back home much quicker. I'm still a cycling rookie so that's my best guess. If 56 miles could only fly by as fast!
In the last 5 miles of our ride we had a dog come racing out from it's home to chase us. At first it kinda came out, then it started barking and high tailing it after us. Barking and coming up on my left. I turned around and swore at it like a sailor.
"You get your ugly ass home you prick of a dog! NOW!!!!!!"
Not language that the Humane Society would condone.
I turned to my right and was greeted with a somewhat stunned look by my new friend. The dog did quit chasing us but I had swearer's remorse. I was a little scared but maybe the idea of being bit by a dog makes me wanna spout obscenities?? Dunno.
Got back to the car. I had A.) had a great ride and B.) filled the swear jar all in one day.
What tops a day off?? Finding FunDip under your car seat to snack on for the drive home!