On Saturday – Sarah embarks on her next Team-in-Training effort. After the knee issues prevented her from running the Disney dealio – she was still “owed” an event. Knowing her knees were tender, I suggested she try riding her very nice bike… and she said yes. So she is planning on doing the Fletcher Flyer in June. Coming into this – her longest ride on bicycle (that I know of) is 22 miles, so this will not be an easy task for her. It is, fortunately, a task that I can help and participate in. While I am not a member of the Team in Training team… I am teamless … but I am part of Sarah’s team… so that’s good. I will train with her and ride the century as well.
I am excited, nervous and curious as to what the next 4-5 months hold. The biggest challenge early on will be the … ahem… “seat issues”. I can get on a bike and live through the first few weeks of saddle issues. They suck, but I know it gets better. Convincing somebody who’s buttock hurts that it will get better … that’s a challenge! At least when your butt hurts, you can still walk! When her knee was funky… that wasn’t working out so well!
I look forward to it. The ride should be a LOT of fun. My sources tell me the roads are nice, the area is nice, it’s all nice!