|This is from April of 2010, pictured are Beth and Stan Bradshaw, |
Chuck and Lisa Blanton, Jackie and I and Martin.
I'm not sure where Kara is (she just had August in March)
and the Killough's were outta town.
Our biking group started in 2008 when I bummed a bike from a fellow runner in Wynne, David Reagler. David started our local marathon 12 years ago and is a big time runner. I believe he's done and completed the Arkansas Traveler which is a foot race that goes on for 24 straight hours running 100 miles. That's nuts! We all miss the Reagler's since they moved to Hot Springs in 2007. Our cycling started from Birdeye on David's mountain bike and Kara with her Bianchi road bike. I hadn't been on a bike since my teens and obviously Kara had by all the equipment she had on...clip in shoes for one. I was totally wondering why in the world would anyone wear a shoe that keeps your foot stuck on the pedal? Then she had on tight shorts with a big pad underneath...what is that for? Next were some fingerless gloves with a pad in it...then two drink bottles, a sweat band, sunglasses and snacks...OK..what was I in for? Why would anyone need so much equipment for a conversational bike ride? I had nothing, not a drink bottle, not even my glucometer. I sure should have had a snack packed but I thought it was just a little bike run. Well I huffed and puffed while she just talked about her day, her fabulous kids and job. I figured out after our first ride that those padded shorts are a must...there is a bone under there that gets sore after a few miles on a bike. There really is...