Here we are before the race begins. Jordan and Chelsey, the future Mr. & Mrs., rode a tandem bike that turned out to be a real piece of junk! They had to end early and took the bike back for a full refund! Too bad! They look awfully cute!
Andy and I are all smiles because my derrier wasn't screaming in pain at the time!(Now I know why some spandex shorts are padded in the rear)
Camille getting hy - drated before the race! Speaking of Camille, they announced several times before and after the race that they appreciate, "Camille from 'Make It Work Mom' for blogging about the race". They sang her praises then added, "Her mom, Connie, also blogged about us!" For a second, I was famous!
We did 3 - 7 mile laps. At the end of the first two laps, we ate donuts. They were delicious and I thought I could scarf down several but, I must admit, I failed! I ate only 1 donut at the end of each 7 mile lap! That was a total of 2 donuts! I just couldn't do it. Some people ate 20 or more! One woman smashed 2 donuts together, poured water over them and shoved them in her mouth! It was a warm morning and all I wanted was water!
(picture from TourdeDonut website)
This is the benefit of having a fanny pack: remove camera with sticky donut hands, take a picture of the only other bicyclists on the road and show that they're so far ahead they're almost a memory. (Sigh) The course was super! It was flat, along country roads, traffic was minimal and it was well marked.
I love great big green letters that spell the word "FINISH"! I found out I came in 3rd in my age group - 55 and older! (I won't mention there were only 4 of us) I came across the finish line a few minutes before the actual winner, but because she consumed 8 donuts, she had a better net time.
It was fun to share the time with family. Below is my son-in-law, and Baby Aly right after crossing the finish line .
We were concerned about a 4-month-old riding in the trailer that far in the heat but this is what Aly thought of the whole ordeal! A little sweaty, a lot smiley!
We posed for our victory picture! Though we really didn't win, we had a lot of fun and finished with no casualties! I was very proud of Mr. Cy and Miss Em!
It was great fun, well organized, good exercise and proceeds went to a good cause. We're planning on doing it again next year. Hope you will join us!
p.s. Did I mention I won a raffle? Free eyebrow waxing! Woo-hoo!