Since joining forces with Maggie and “moving in” with her on this blog, I don’t think I’ve blogged about anything personal. But today, I’m going to share some personal images from this weekend and brag on my husband Tim, just a bit. He has enjoyed riding bikes since he was a kid. He saved and paid for a portion of his first 10 speed bike when he was in Jr. High School and tells me stories of riding it all over Birmingham. He spent the greater part of our early marriage on his mountain bike but always talked about buying himself a road bike. Three years ago he finally decided it was time to buy one. While shopping with him, one of the employees at the Cincinnati Trek store asked me if I rode. When I told him I didn’t, he asked me if I had ever been fitted for a bike…well, to make a long story short, we walked out of that experience with not one but TWO road bikes, one for him and one for ME! I have never regretted that purchase! I love riding and am so happy to have found a form of exercise that I enjoy so much. I especially love riding with Tim and have always felt such a sense of accomplishment when we would complete a 16-20 mile ride on a Saturday morning, but earlier this summer he started riding 30, 40 even 70 miles at a time. I have been inspired by his determination and was so excited when he told me he was entering the Big Dam Bridge 100 in Little Rock. He originally registered for the 68 mile route but, with some encouragement from his training buddies, he decided to go the full 100 miles somewhere along the way. I am so proud of him for completing his first cycling century and proud of all the riders for accomplishing such a huge task! I want to thank the Saturday morning training crew and thank Bike City of Searcy for all their support! It was great to be able to take pics of him during the race and as he crossed the finish line, but I’ll admit to feeling a little left out. I’m thinking I want to set a goal to ride next year! :)
These next two images are at the 15 mile mark…with one of his training buddies, Bruce.
And here they are crossing the finish line! Those are faces of victory!
Thanks so much, Bruce, for cheering him on and encouraging him ALL along the way!
…and thanks to my sweet daughter for capturing this next image of the two of us! I love it! :)