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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Pie-athlon (a/k/a the Rotary Pie Ride)

Friday night, Mike and I took a quick road ride in country, 20 miles of pretty standard road riding on our regular routes. I have taken a few days off due to laziness and a need to get a couple papers written for school, so it felt good to get out there and spin a few miles out. Afterwards, we went to the Speakeasy for the pre-party for my 20th class reunion which is this weekend. We talked to a couple people and left after about an hour. It was disappointing that really none of my good friends from high school were there, so we cruised early and went home to sit in the hot tub and rest up for Saturday's ride.
We were up early this morning and were at Lions Beach for the Rotary Club Annual Pie Ride. We were doing the 100K (62 mile) route. Other members of the SWAT Club met early to swim an hour at Lions Beach (which is a disgusting small lake that I refer to lovingly as Duck Poop Soup, owing to the fact that there are like a bazillion geese that hang out there freshening up the water. It is truly gross.), the first of three legs of what they call the Pie-Athlon. We opted to skip the swim - too early, too poopy, and too cold. While they swam, we chatted with the Michael's Cycles guys who had a tent set up to do last minute maintenance for the ride. We took off at about 7:30 from the beach as a group. It was a really nice ride, not too hilly, light to moderate traffic to deal with, and good company. The folks on the team are really a lot of fun to ride with, boisterous, loud and funny and they kept a good pace with us that was comfortable but pushing up from our usual pace. There were plenty of rest stops with cookies, fruit, and Gatorade. The last one even served gin and tonics. (WTH??). We picked up our pies (a cherry and an apple pie) at the finish line when we were done.

When we got back, Mike and I joined Kitty, Alan, and Brenda for a quick 3 mile along the Janesville tri route as the final leg of the Pie-athlon. I took off without a water in my hand (stupid decision) I had had enough by mile 2.5 so walked a little ways then slogged it the rest of the way in.

It was flaming hot and muggy out by the time we got done with it all. I have a killer tan/burn going with some interesting tan lines. Glad I wore shorter tri shorts, since you can see where they ended. You can also see the outline of my tri top, my watch, and my bike gloves. Looks kind of strange with street clothes on........

So now we completed our first metric century (100K) ride off our to do list - check. What's left on it? True century, bike race, sprint tri, oly tri, half marathon, and half ironman.

We celebrated my3400 calorie day with a burger form Red Robin and a little Dairy Queen. Yummy.

13 comments:

GeekGirl said...

YOU have a duck poop pond? WE have a duck poop pond! unfortunately, we hold the state championship triathlon in ours. Ugh. You practically have to rinse with disinfectant when you get out. My friends who live here are all sick of hearing about how disgusting I think it is, but you're new...so I'll share.

J-Wim said...

We sure do, small world. I feel your pain - it is the most disgusting swim ever. Especially considering I tend to swim with my mouth open....... ewwwww.

Myles said...

Great ride! Yes, the duck poop. I call our event the Duck Toilet Triathlon. I'ce only done it once but I have said Duck Toilet Triathlon so many times that I'm disgusted, which creates quite a dilema since I really covet their awards...old-time ceramic milk pitchers...the real race name is the Milkman Triathlon...it also has a crappy bike :-(

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

sounds like a really fun race (sans the duck poo - yuck!!) But gin and tonic, that early shouldn't they be bloody marys?

jbmmommy said...

I just found your blog and Wow! I mean, just wow, what an amazing turn-around you've made in your life and that of your whole family. Congratulations on all your success and I look forward to keeping up with your newest adventures and accomplishments.

Regina said...

Great job on the metric century!

Dan Seifring said...

Just incredible 100K ride. That is so awesome. I hope to join the club someday. Hope you and Mike had a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

WAIT! you guys got red robin?!?!?! I NEVER GOT RED ROBIN!!! lame.

love you
lucas

J-Wim said...

Oh Lucas, grab a tissue already. If you had ridden your monkey bike 62 miles we would have bought you Red Robin too........ maybe next time you will come with.

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

sorry this isn't post related but I am totally hooked on planting nasturtiums now!!

Bigun said...

Keep checking stuff off your list - and stop keeping Mike up so late - you know why (wink, wink) - the poor guy's like a walking zombie!

Athena said...

Our swimming pool was a duck poop pond for a while this spring. There was a nesting pair of ducks that were looking for a place of their own. We thought it was sweet until we saw how much poop TWO DUCKS make. Not cute. I mean, there's a farmer with a 1-acre pond behind us, but they preferred our pool. Yeah, I like clean water too!

(J-wim, I don't know how to get in touch w/ you via email, but I had a writing/editing opportunity I wanted to pass along to you.)

bigmike600 said...

Please update your blog as all your adoring fans are wondering what is going on in your life the past week. I will even let you take a picture of the schwag bag we get tonight and use that as your new topic. I still am not tired.


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