Saturday, May 22, 2010

Excuses and Accountability!

So, I was gonna ride my bike to work today.  But, then I didn't.  I know, I know...I'm kind of a slacker.  Ok, a real slacker. 

So, instead of writing about how glorious my commute in to work was today, I'm going to talk about the Ladies' Ride that I lead every Saturday from Greenstreet Cycles. 

I woke up this morning to the sound of a thunderstorm and laid in bed thinking about riding, or not riding.  I decided that I'd show up hoping for company on the ride but not expecting much of a turnout and was happily surprised to find a group of women hanging outside the shop as I pulled up!

This morning we started pedaling into a massive headwind with a group of about 12 gals.  Oh what fun it is to ride...

We headed out and over the ped bridge and towards Manawa.  Every time we'd stop, I'd ask the group if they wanted to keep going, or turn around.  And, every time, I had a handful of excited "Let's keep going!"s.  So onward we went.  By the time we reached the Wabash Trailhead the wind had picked up even more and the clouds had turned a darker shade of gray so at this point, we turned around and rode back with pizza and beer on our minds. 

One thing I particularly enjoy about these Saturday morning rides is the chance I get to throw my random event/trip ideas off of the gals who show up.  My newest idea was well received!  Let me know what you think: BIKE CAMPING!  I'm excited.  I've been talking about doing this for quite some time but have realized that if I actually tell people that I'm going to organize something, I'll have to do it.  Thus the title of the post, Excuses and Accountability.  That being said, I'm going to pick a Saturday night sometime in the next month or so and make this happen. 

Here's the plan:  meet at Greenstreet at 7:30 p.m. with bikes, lights, camping gear, food, beverages, what-have-you, good attitude, and anything else you can fit on yourself or your bike that would make the trip more enjoyable.  We'll roll out and head down the Wabash and camp (location still being locked down but I have a few ideas...) and then enjoy the evening and pack up and roll out the next a.m. 

Fun, eh?!  Who's in? And what do the next several Saturday/Sundays look like?  I'm thinking maybe June 12th? Thoughts?



  1. Andrew and i want to do this eventually!

    I would totally come (if i'm in town on the 12th- that is the week i'm going to chicago to bring the husband and home here to omaha!). that timing would probably work out because he has all our camping gear! This would be quite an adventure... :)

    i'm down.

  2. I am ridiculously excited about this idea.

  3. that sounds awesome! unfortunately, i'm out of town that day but keep us posted with any future events.

  4. This date can be, and now looks like will be changed. What day works best for anyone who's interested?