Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pedal Pittsburgh 2010

Today I participated in Pedal Pittsburgh. The ride was amazing but I will get back to that. This morning, I decided to put more air in my tire and instead accidentally made it completely flat. Thankfully my lab mates with whom I was going to ride with, had an adaptar that I would be able to use with my tire.

The ride started off pretty smooth for the first 10 miles and then all hell broke loose. There were a lot of hills and the ride was pretty tough. I had not anticipated the difficulty of the ride. Pittsburgh can be pretty hilly and it seems that the organizers took us to every ridable hill in the city. Nevertheless, I finished and feel great. I will definitely participate again next year.

Ride Length: 35 miles

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Preparing to Pedal

So, I am participating in Pedal Pittsburgh on Sunday and signed up for the 35-mile option in my enthusiasm. The problem is that I haven't been on a bike in like a month thanks to crappy weather and the semester ending. I picked up my packet today and there will be 13,000 riders participating. This should be fun....I hope. LOL.

Wish me luck!!!