Saturday, April 16, 2011

Buck Up, Buttercup

Boy we really had to struggle through some tough riding conditions this morning. Light winds, dry roads, blue skies... It was one of those days where we had to just grit our teeth and get it done.



It was so sunny and bright out today- we had to wear sunglasses the whole day. And what a punishing view we had too... Looking at those mountains and the ocean... like I said, it was a real challenge to get through this one.

Not sure if Nalani was trying to be artistic with this one or if she was about to fall off her bike? I'm telling you, the 10mph breeze today was a real test of our ability to stay upright on a bike.

Seriously. Who wants to have to look at parks and trees like this all morning?

I was actually trying to get Nalani in this one... poor thing suffered so badly today having to take all those pictures the whole way out... And then she gets repaid by me with a shot like this where all you get  is a bit of her shoulder.
You can see from the look on my face how challenged we were today. Here's hoping the 25+ mph winds and rain come back soon b/c if we had to bike in conditions like this all the time we would be really soft.

7 comments:

Molly said...

I don't know how you manage sometimes...so rough :)

mmmonyka said...

My poor things! You are brave! :)

Kathy said...

Looks terrific. Spring is making me really miss my bike, though not on days like the one we had here (pouring and 55ish). Sounds like you've had your fair share of the rain side of that for one spring already, though.

Aimee said...

I am sooo jealous!!

cherelli said...

That sucks, rough ride. Hope you threw back a few beers after to help recover.....

Ginger Spansel said...

Poor thing. Such a tough life!

Laurie said...

Aww, I am sorry! Ok, not really sorry, just jealous. Did a 26-hour adventure race this weekend in Virginia. In the 21 hours it took my team to complete the course, it rained for 17 of them and hailed for one. I wore two raincoats at once, on top of two base layers, two jearseys and a fleece. And bike shorts, bike tights, fleece bike tights and rain pants :) Maybe I should move to Hawaii.