Two summers ago I was conned into buying a road bike. I didn’t want to really…but I let my boyfriend guilt me into it after dragging him on many trail runs that he did not particularly enjoy. So, in the spirit of fairness I bought a bike…not a great one, but a decent starter nonetheless.
I only bought said bike after boyfriend had signed me up for a century ride. If you don’t know what that is, it is 100 miles of hell. For this girl who had spent about zero miles on a bike her adult life, this was going to be a challenge.
Now, this couldn’t have come at a more inconvenient time. I just bought a house and was deep in the throws of renovation. We were living out of boxes and cooking on a hot plate while using every spare minute to work on the house…not exactly an ideal for training to ride 100 miles. I did get a few miles in here and there…but when race day came around those miles totaled about nothing compared to what lay ahead!
Well, we rode…I survived…and I couldn’t sit down for a week! Then it was confession time: I enjoyed it way more than I had thought I would! Since then, we have done more rides… more challenging ones and I have loved them all, even the one at Bear Lake that had me in tears with the 60+miles of uphill! Another diversification has been added to my recreation portfolio.
Lake Tahoe has some of the most fabulous scenery for mountain/road biking anywhere. People travel from all over the world to ride in the various organized events that circle both the lake and the surrounding mountain passes.
Ive added two links for rides in 2015 that will challenge all of you roadies out there! Please check them out, sign up and come join us at the lake for an amazing time!