Sunday, August 29, 2010

ride with the mayor (of frederick md)

the Frederick bicycling coalition had a deal going on where you can ride your bike to the minor league baseball field in town and get free tickets. the mayor was leading the ride... it was all put together to promote people riding there bikes around town instead of driving.

Anna Kelso was the master-mind behind the project
Anna talking w/ one of the police escorts
the mayors ride
i successfully completed the 1.5 mile ride and was was awarded this certificate sighed by the mayor (i'm adding this to my resume)
free ticket... i didn't end up going to the game though. no food or drink allowed in the park... i lost my motivation after going back home to drop off the snacks and drinks i had packed... i'm not a big sports fan... so i stayed home and ate my snacks all alone.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

machaux, fall

Rode at machaux with Joe and Larry…

it was fun to go someplace new … I’ve been doing the same ride over and over… Larry knows his way around… it was nice to have him as are navigator… some pretty technical sections … one of which I had a pretty bad fall… I went to put my foot down but continued to fall down a slope… kinda like the guy in this video…

I only fell about 15-20 feet… and landed in a soft section of soil.. my left buttock absorbed all the impact… over all I got pretty lucky… I had no control over my momentum and I was moving pretty fast.

My bike seat got messed up during the fall.

Friday, August 6, 2010