60 Mile Bike Ride

I know that I am late in posting this, but yesterday I rode by road bike 60 miles as part of the Charleston Marathon.  Overall, the ride was pretty good, but the course was difficult to follow, and if it was not for people riding together in groups it could have been a little more scary since it some of the roads did not have bike path lanes on them.

My recommendation for the ride next year would be to not only mark the roads, but also put up signs that shows where the major turns were so that it would be easier to see while you are riding.

There was one funny incident involving a Folly Beach Public Safety Officer, aka “a rent a cop.”  He was leaving the gas station and apparently “told” some people that they needed to move their car, but I don’t think that anyone heard him … Or they were probably wondering why he did not get his fat ass out of the car and let the folks know who were running the event.  Anyway, he came back about 5 or 10 minutes later, lights on, and got out of his car to “write” a ticket.  He then made a comment that maybe people who ride bikes are not that friendly, as he was talking to the people who owned the car.

Anyway, the whole situation could have been avoided if he would have initially got his fat ass out of the car and mentioned in to the organizers instead of yelling words out of his window that you are wondering what he was saying.  And to let him know, bike riders are very friendly.  In fact, I have noticed that the individuals who run, ride bikes, swim, do triathlons, etc are all very friendly.  Maybe he needs to join one of those groups and then he would see that instead of making a comment that he has no clue as to what he is talking about.

At any rate, today is just a rest day … as such I only walked today.  Tomorrow will be a short run, and some strength training.  But it is a great day, and I am very happy that I was able to run 26.2 miles, and to bike 60 miles as well over the weekend … It was a great weekend

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~ by Greg Vick on January 17, 2011.

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