Friday, May 18, 2007

Melmo and Tubby

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Yesterday I took the night off from running and took the Bike out for a ride. I went for my first ride in over a year on Saturday and want to start adding some rides into my cross training. On Saturday I went about 10 miles and last night I went for 12 miles in 50 minutes. I didn't think that was that bad for a 2nd ride in a year. I know very little about biking at this point but hope to learn as I go. I bought the bike from a friend who had it laying around. He had moved on to bigger and better bikes. It is a Raleigh Hybrid (so I am told). It has "fat" tires and I brought it to the local biking shop and they said it was in great shape and should last a while. I asked if it could be rode in small Tri's and they said as long as the Tri allowed fat tires it could. She said that I probably wont win any races with it but I can use it. I let her know that I wasn't planning on winning any races so I am fine with that. It is all about competing and pushing myself to limits I didn't know I could get to. Heck, a year and a half ago I got tired walking from the living room to the kitchen. So at this point it is all good. She did say that I could put better tires on if I want to go faster and I may do that down the road.

Just wanted to throw some pictures of my dogs in today. Melmo is a Black Lab and Tubby is a St. Bernard. Melmo is 2 ½ years old and Tubby is 4 mo. Old. It will not be long before Tubby is bigger than Melmo.

1 comment:

Jenny (J-Wim) said...

Your pups are adorable!
Keep plugging at the bike, you will learn to love it I'm sure.