This summer, I started riding with a group of people called the “Tri Geeks”. I knew I was going to be the slowest person, but I was also desperate for bike handling skills and hills, so I went to the first ride about 2-3 months ago a tad nervous. The group was awesome and made sure that someone stayed with me for the first couple of times until I knew the route. I spent a lot of time huffing and puffing and chasing and losing the geeks. But I was getting stronger slowly and I was learning to love riding in the beautiful countryside.
I’ve had many a memorable ride there – the first time I averaged 14.0mph on speed, the first time I took the downhills in aero, the first time I touched 20mph on flat while talking and chasing people.
This week was a special day with the TriGeeks – the Crazy Hat day. This annual event was lots of fun and laughter with lots of food. And I’m lucky to have been able to spend the morning with them with a crazy hat, and for mornings that I have been able to ride with them.
The enthusiastic gang!
And my hat? Repurposed from the musical that my minion was in last year.