Rebecca Beesley via Crowdrise
July 30, 2011
Hi Friends! I appreciate your interest in and support for my 120 mile ride to benefit International Orphan Support! More info at iorphan.cc
I'm training hard to bike 120 miles in 2 days around Lake Okeechobee! The ride is taking place in 2 locations - the Twin Cities area of Minnesota and South Florida. The goal is to raise awareness and funds for the children of International Orphan Support. Check out iorphan.cc for more information on the ride which is taking place October 20 & 21.
9/11/11 - I forgot to post a few rides and also did NADA while I was in NH but tonight I was back at it. 39 miles. :-)
8/26/11 - 38 miles in 2hrs and 40 mins! I took the c-18 to PGA, then West to the Beeline, North to Indiantown, East to Central to Greenway Dr. and back home. It was a great ride!! Tomorrow I get the road bike tuned and smoother tires on the mtn bike. Yay! :-)
8/24/11 - 18 miles.
8/21/11 - 17 mile recovery ride. Kept it short and sweet after yesterday. :-)
8/20/11 - Wooohoooo. I was so pumped up after todays ride. Went all the way east to the ocean and up us 1 to Tequesta Dr. I looped around Island Way to Central and back home. It was 36 miles total. 45 next Sat.?? I think so!!!!
8/18/11 - 17 miles in an hour. It was soooooo nice to be outside again. The spin bike is boring...
8/16/11 & 8/17/11 - I've been stuck on the spin bike for the last 2 nights because I've been getting home to late to get in a decent ride before dark. Oh well. I got in 15 miles yesterday and 22 today. I'll probably take tomorrow and Friday off and do 40 on Sat...
8/14/11 - 28 miles in 1hr. 45 minutes. 4 Bridges i.e. Florida 'hills', a little rain and almost being hit by a crazy driver... Just another day on the bike! I'm really loving this. Maybe I found a permanent hobby I'll continue after the 120. :-)
8/10/11 - Ok, another interesting ride!! Brandon says I'm no longer allowed to ride out of PBCE! lol. I was so happy to hear that he was finally going to ride with me and we rode about 9 miles together before it got FUN! After leaving from our house and heading out through Riverbend Park to Indiantown and East to Central at a leisurely 14mph (so he could keep up!!!!), I got a flat on my bike. It was about 7:15pm and we were about 8 miles from home. I left B there with my bike and raced home at an average speed of 23mph, grabbed the truck, and raced back to get him before dark. Hmmmmmmmmm, I think it's time to learn about fixing my bike on the fly.........
8/9/11 - Wow, what a perfect evening for a ride! I left at about 6:45pm and it was only 79 degrees with low humidity. I would have done a longer ride if I could have... Tonight was seriously the most enjoyable ride so far! 17.1 miles in 1hr 3 min at just over 16mph average... The hills on Hood rd. killed my average pace!
8/7/11 - Almost didn't get a ride in this weekend but managed to accomplish 25 miles in 1hr and 18 minutes tonight. :-)
8/4/11 - Wheeew, 16 miles in just over an hour at 15.5mph on a mix of dirt and paved roads. I was cruising at times. Top speed was 35mph during a sprint but the dry dirt roads bogged me down, even on a mountain bike... On a side note, during todays ride I was thinking about the significance of this training and the ride itself. Several people have insinuated that perhaps I've taken on too much given everything else I have going on with work, school and LSAT prep. The fact is that I believe in the work of IOS more than I believe in becoming an attorney or getting all A's in my fall classes. I WILL ride 120 miles in October. It's a priority!
8/2/11 - My ride was cut short due to a menacing thunderstorm. Oh well. Average speed was up to 17.5mph. :-)
7/31/11 - I felt great after yesterdays ride so I decided to go a bit further today. Just after I left Brandon chased me down with his truck to give me a 'gift'; pepper spray. He's worried about me riding alone. Anyway, with my pepper spray in hand (ok, in pocket), I safely completed 14.39 miles in 56 minutes at an average speed of 15.19mph. Wooooohoooo! :-)
7/30/11 - Ok, today was day 2 of my training outside. It's hard to get off my spin bike and move outside my climate controlled living room! Anyway, despite the poor decision to eat chili an hour before this ride and the resulting heartburn half way into my ride I completed 12 miles in 46 minutes at an average speed of 15.3mph. :-)