Saturday, March 5, 2011

Thank you & Vasa Ride tomorrow

Hi guys! What a gorgeous week it was, right? I'm exhausted. I did a lot of riding at work this past week and I'm tired, but in a good way :)

I rode Betty on my commutes to/from work for the first time since last December. It was awesome! It was weird adjusting to commuting without Capital Bikeshare though. Don't worry, I will be back to using CaBi very soon since Betty is due for a tune-up (thank you Groupon!) and she might be in the shop for awhile.

First off, I want to thank each and everyone that left a comment, tweeted and/or emailed me about my little incident last week. Thank you---for both the positive and negative comments. I really do appreciate getting diverse perspectives. The driver is being prosecuted and when I find out the final outcome, I will be sure to let you all know and post more detail about what happened.

Tomorrow, I'm planning on doing WABA's Vasa Ride. It's supposed to be rainy tomorrow (possibility of flooding, actually) so I'm definitely not gonna take Betty. I will take Jamie (my Jamis CodaSport). He's been feeling a little neglected and lonely lately anyway ;-)

I'm trying to put together a list of what I'll need tomorrow since it is an unsupported ride. I don't need another 50 States Ride experience, ha! My friend Mir will be riding with me, so that will be wonderful. It's much more fun to have a friend with you on a long ride.

-Underarmor leggings & top
-Mocean rain pants
-t-shirt of some sort
-heart rate monitor
-fleece zip up jacket
-rain jacket w/ hood
-helmet (of course)

I will put extra gloves, socks, a scarf & hat in my bag in case I needed them.

In my bag:
-Extra plastic bags
-water bottle
-snack bars (clif, luna & lara bars)
-trail mix
-coconut water
-extra t-shirt & socks for changing into afterwards.
-travel air pump
-extra tubes
-a few tools in case I need them.

Anything I'm missing?

I really wish I had photos for you but I was so busy this past week that I didn't have time to snap very many. Hopefully after tomorrow I will have plenty!

Ride safe, my friends :)