Well friends, it was an interesting evening…
I got an e-mail from Beth asking if I had heard about the Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Course? It was “too long”. The Denver Post article blamed “a misplaced turnaround near mile 23”, and stated, “participants’ times had been adjusting accordingly”.
Say what?! Obviously the first thing I did was check my results…
3:58:24 New “official” time: 3:56:12. So, now I only have 16 minutes to shave off, instead of 18. Fist pump!
In other news, it’s COLD. Our long-lasting Indian Summer/Fall has finally decided to pack its bags and slam the door on the way out. Was it something we said? Monday, I was in short-sleeves and bike shorts; yesterday, an afternoon rain turned into wet snow. Just like that. The forecast is full of 30s and 40s, and I’m accepting that the running shorts will probably not see the light of day again until March.
Remember when it was still warm here? We took advantage of that sunshine on Monday, taking the bikes out for a ride. This time, the camera came too, so I could document the Fall before it disappeared.
Another adventure along the Cherry Creek Trail, and into the Reservoir, brought us ~17 miles out. I stopped to take pictures, someone else rode a few loops…
Aside from the fact that it’s November and we were hot, the only crazy happening was that I finally got a FLAT. For six months, the tires have held strong, and a tiny little thorn finally popped them. Confession: I have no idea how to change a flat.
I got a quick lesson, and then took pictures:
35 miles, done! It might be a while before I brave the cold and strap on that bike helmet again, but at least I know there’s a fresh new tire waiting for me when I do. 😉