Check it Out!
For those even halfway
interested...(and for those who have been baggin' on California)
I had a lovely ride today
in Bakersfield. We had a stiff breeze, partly cloudy, and highs near
60! I headed out at about 9:30 with a friend who unfortunately, was not
able to ride with me. So, in true endurance rider fashion, I headed out
I rode west toward the park
and foothills. The trail was nice and firm (it's usually pretty sandy
along the river) from the week's rain and made the footing
perfect! When I got to the hills, I figured it was going to be a busy
trail day because the motorcycles were out hot and heavy! I have found
that for the most part, those guys are out with their friends and families and
are a nice group of people. Today however, ALL of the rude ones, except
for three, were on the trail today. A group of at least ten nearly
caused me to have a bad spill.
I was in a VERY large open
area when I saw the first of about ten motorcycle riders speeding towards
me. I moved way off of the trail to give them room. As
they rounded the bend in the road, they actually gunned their motors, spun out
their tires, and zoomed past me! My mare just couldn't handle
it. She whipped around in circles, I lost a stirrup, and did the
"oh-my-gosh-here-comes-the-ground" one legged pirouette. Not one of the
group even slowed down or asked if I was going to be okay. I finally
yelled, "God Dammit! Slow down you B#$@$^&&*!" All to no
avail of course. The next few miles were really tough because, as I told
my husband, "It was opening day of the motorcycle season." His
reply? Superbowl's tomorrow!
I had a really good
ride. After some rough calculations, I think I did about 30 miles!
Not bad for a training ride! 20 Mule Team's 100
miler is in a few weeks and I want us to be as ready as possible. EEEEK -
my first 100! :-)
Check it Out!
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