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.