First a preamble. Belinda is the woman I have mentioned in earlier posts who had been riding a hybrid, very slowly, but who had grand ambitions of someday getting a "rode" bike and really ramping up the speed. Now, with that as established fact, I want to go a little farther back in time to when I first stumbled across Belinda....
...working out in the company gym. Having started training THE Tuna in similar shape and turning her into a greyhound, I decided to accept another challenge and help Belinda find that inner, yes very inner, athlete. After years of pushing and prodding and finding her a real road bike, I can now unveil the real Belinda, with whom I rode on Saturday....
25 years after accepting the challenge of turning her life around, above is what years of training will do for you. The Saturday COP ride was too far away for me so I hooked up iwith Belinda and another friend for a ride over to Dresden, discovering a very nice, secluded monster climb on Airy View road with fantastic views from the top. Also vent up and over another monster climb, Vickers Hill Road. Well, that's my Saturday ride. See everyone in Canal on Tuesday.