Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tour de Meers Ride

Happy Memorial Day!

I've started the weekend celebration by riding 57 hellacious miles on a cycling ride. Surprisingly enough, my bike butt didn't hurt. It was outdone by the 100mph wind, intense 92 degree heat and 41% humidity plus the elevation since we were riding in the ONLY mountains in Okie Land. Tour de Meers should be renamed Ride from Hell.

We set out to ride the 67 miles (the longest route) and about 15 miles into the ride, we rethought that idea... and decided we'd do the 57 miles instead.

Our last 15 took us by the Wind Farm. Here's two of our fellow cyclists pedaling by.

Our 3rd and final rest stop where we scored another banana and ice cold water served with love from our generous host! This guy met us at our bikes with water and filled our water bottles for us. Thank God he did... because the last 15 miles were horrid and hot and for the last 6 or 7 miles we were running out of water and fuel.

At the next stop, 30 miles into the heat, we were doing ok but a little bit of a forced smile for the camera. This stop was out of water and we had to ration our water to the next stop... at 45 miles!

At the first 15 mile stop, we grabbed a banana and O.J. and were still all smiles!

I forgot that you have to upload pictures backwards, but I'm not going to redo them, so sorry for going in reverse! lol

Afterward we finished the ride and made it back to the car... two guys in our group who have ridden for years, told us that it was the worst ride they'd been on (conditions) and if they could have hitched a ride about 30 miles into it, they would have! So we did good. Awesome really!


TC said...

You know I love ya, but honestly, I think someone needs to call the men in the white jackets for you. Seriously.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

That is amazing! I get winded doing 30 minutes on the elliptical! MAN....I have to get in shape! :)

Kerry said...

TC: hahaha I do get involved in some crazy things! Plus, I'm trying to drag other people in it with me! Naughty me! lol

Queen: Cycling will whip you into shape! I never thought of it as much a sport or much exercise... but holy cow... yes!