Friday, March 19, 2010

Black Eyed Peas!!!!!

Woooohooooooo! I've got a feeling!!!! Tonight's gonna be a good night! Tonight's gonna be a good good night!!!

AND IT WAS!!! Got to see the BEP rock the house at the Houston Rodeo!!! Barrel racing...bull riding....a calf scramble....mutton bustin....corndogs...funnel cake...upset tummy....WHAT A NIGHT!!! :) [OH and that red blurry picture is an actual Ginnydreamin masterpiece of night photography *ROFL*][I think I post these pics to entertain myself more than anything]

Also squeezed in 5 miles of seat time with contact & pollen issues earlier in the day! :) Matt became one with the bike clipping himself bravely to the pedals like a REAL cyclist!! YIKES!! It scares the living bejimminy out of me to even THINK of clipping myself to the bike but most of you know I'm a BIG CHICKEN!!! Maybe with a few hundred more miles on this bike and I'll think about it??
THE GOOD NEWS IS: NOONE HIT US!! :) Yipeeeee!! :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

May you always walk in sunshine.
May you never want for more.
May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.

Erin go Bragh!!! :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010


8.5 miles during which there was more 'Ginnydrama' than should have been!! I GOT UP EARLY FOR THIS!!!! ACK!!!!

The second part of our day was spent at the Brookwood Community Cafe' and included a quick costume change in the BR followed by a lovely lunch with Mama Bird and Addie!! It was delicious and the company was nice! The greenhouse at Brookwood ALWAYS rocks my world!!

Ouch! Surely going to be a frequent word in my vocabulary for the next few weeks!!

Lesson Learned: Sometimes its best to just WALK the bike across the one lane bridges!! :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ride like a girl!!!!

OK--this is a quickie post to let you all know I'm not dead yet!! :)

BUT praying may be in order!! Remember last year when the SO and I signed up for the 180 mile bike ride from Houston to Austin but then dropped out b/c of unfortunate circumstances preventing us from getting the gear etc. to be able to attempt the ride. WELL--> we didn't learn a lesson by that dropout at ALL....NOR did we learn the proper way to TRAIN for said event!!

Here we are a mere 5 weeks to the ride and we are sadly (and SORELY) NOT in shape for this ride!! This weekend 20 miles into a headwind nearly killed me! :) *ROFL* Yes...seriously I bet I stopped 18 times (at least) during the 20 miles!!! ANYWHOOOO---> there is no QUITTING!!! Who knows if I'll make 5 or 105 miles?? I'm pretty sure NOT to make 180 (heehee) but for better or for worse April 17th is coming fast!! AND I NEED TO PEDAL FASTER!!!! :) Wish me luck!! I sure do need it!

The picture above is in George Bush Park (where we were riding) but was not taken by me! I failed to pack the camera for the voyage so only sniped an internet pic for you to see!

LESSONS LEARNED: 1. Biking with traffic on Westheimer is SCARY!!!
2. A headwind makes it feel like all directions are UPHILL! :(