the day derrick cycled 100 miles

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ever since Derrick got his new bike and participated in the Bike Tour in SLC back in April,
he has been dying to ride in the Century Tour.
The Century means 100 miles.
I was kinda surprised that he was looking forward to putting himself through that,
he worked really hard to prepare himself for this ride.
On Saturday, August 20th, we woke up earlier than I've allowed my preggo self in a while.
Derrick was super excited and not even nervous.
And I must say, he looked pretty good in those spandex shorts;)

The race was called The heART of Idaho hosted by the Art Museum of Idaho.
Look how fierce he looks at 7am just before the ride. hehe

There were lots of other cyclists there who were just as excited as he was.

After he rode off and I got in my car to go home.. it being only 7:15am.. I thought "Hey, I'm up early, I can get so much done before 10!".... but I admit that my preggo fatigue got the best of me and I went home and napped for a a couple of hours. And ya know what?- it felt so nice:)
When I woke up I did some housework and waited til Derrick gave me a call to say he was riding nearby.

This is him after 85 miles! He'd been on that bike for 5 1/2 hours and was still smiling and going strong.
He stopped for a sec and drank lots of water. He said cardio-wise he felt fine, but his legs were dying!

6 hours and 50 minutes later, with 100 miles behind him, Derrick completed his race!
He was sooo tired and thirsty! I was so proud of him:)
At the finish line there was a party with everyone who had raced and supported.
Derrick got a free massage that he loved and needed...
I tried to sneak one in for me, and I would have succeeded
but they didnt have the pregnancy massage tables for my huge belly.. haha
It was nice to enjoy a yummy BBQ while listening to the live band.
Good job my love!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Proudly designed by Mlekoshi playground