11 October 2009

Velo love...

Hope this never happens to me!!!!

(...they share the same letters.)

This weekend I got to meet, mingle and ride with really inspiring cyclists, many of whom were ladies (Dottie, Elisa and Elizabeth) who love la bici, much like myself!

I was all ears while listening to advice on riding as it gets colder...wool, wool and more wool, with some water resistant layers thrown in there. I must invest in some wool tights.

I tread cautiously these days as the weather has been dipping into the 40s and 50s, with rain scattered into the mix. Bike to work, or take the El? Of course I'd much rather ride, but don't want to show up to work soaked, or freezing...

Today was sunny, but chilly. I biked to work. It was probably the coldest I've ridden in thus far. I stay relatively warm, and am learning as I go.

A co-worker said she passed me in her car - she thought I looked "miserable." For a brief time today I thought to myself, "Who am I to be riding in cold weather?" Eff that! Who am I not to be riding!

I love riding my bike, and feel like something is missing from my day if I don't get a ride in. I will continue to ride as long as I possibly (comfortably and safely) can.

In honor of those who ran the Chi 26.2 today, as well as the Iron(wo)man World Championship this weekend, I watched last year's cycling portion. Totally in awe of the endurance of the athletes. Their stories are amazing. Kinda makes me feel like a wimp for stressin' over riding in the cold.


Blogger m e l i g r o s a said...

I have seen your picture on Let's go ride a bike! its gorgeous :D

happy riding and stay in touch <3
from SF with luv /xo.m

Tuesday, October 13, 2009  
Blogger ms.elle said...

You're lovely, Meligrosa! Thanks~

Tuesday, October 13, 2009  
Blogger c_c_rider said...

keep it up ms. elle! with the right layers you'll be riding in 20 degree temps like it's nothin' :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009  
Blogger ms.elle said...

Thanx 4 that vote of confidence!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009  

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