Anyway, this was my first ride on my TT bike since Nov. 1, 2008 (IMFLA)- trusty steed took me 112 miles and has been hanging on the wall ever since. I've been enjoying my road bike and roadie friends too much to bust out that TT 'thing.' Wednesday was a perfect day to test it out, SOLO. I didn't light the world on fir-ah but it did remind me of a few things - road bike and TT bike ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL in oh so many ways. All new rub spots and pinch points - road bike, sit on arse bones, TT bike sit on cooter bones. Yep, like sitting on bare metal rails. My neck is also, apparently, weak. I'm trying to get better at looking over the top of my glasses when I'm all crouched down like that and not crane my neck. I look like a tarded turtle out there with my giraffe like neck all stretched out. All in all a great ride but glad I was alone. Got to work on my TT bike handling skills, forgot that it's about as nimble as an A1 Hummer.
Started our new and improved swim practice - OUTSIDE. Eat it all yous that live in warm places and can swim outside year round. It totally rocks. I know now what you speak of - when you go to breathe and see the water slide, there's just something that screams - THIS IS FUN! They wouldn't let us on the water slide, bastards.
In Grandma (aka Kasha) news...
After our swim last Sunday, I was a little concerned about her ability to get TO the water and then her ability to keep on paddling. She's old, what can ya do. Solution, life vest! As you can see, she's totally excited about the prospect. When I put it on her to fit it, I think I heard - Effe YOU, this is humiliating. I know how to swim you stupid biatch. Don't make me look like a handidog for Christ's sake. Tough shit Grandma, it's on and you'll like it. If I can just get her to associate the vest with swimming at the lake, we'll be just fine.