Sunday, August 15, 2010

Big Bike Weekend

It's a big training weekend with miles and miles, climbing and more climbing. There is another full day today, so I will recap briefly...

Awesome, empty roads.

Lots of gas station food stops.

Welcomed shade in hot hot weather.

Falling off the pain train much of the day.

Made a new Italian friend from Portofino.

Italian friend and I both got tickets for failing to full-and-complete stop, unclip, and get off our bikes at a flashing red light. Eureka Dr. should be renamed.

14 comments:

Molly said...

That ticket thing is crazy! I understand expecting you to pause at the stop but requiring you to unclip? Yikes!

Michelle Simmons said...

I bet that cop was eating a donut too when he gave you that ticket. ;)

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

That sounds like a great ride, minus the ticket! I'm all for obeying traffic rules, but really???

Running and living said...

What? Can you get a ticket for that? I only unclip one foot at red lights, this is CRAZY!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

And I thought I was the only person to ever get a ticket for going through a stop sign....
7am on a Sunday on a deserted county road..... go figure.

Guess what? I unclip now... because you never know when Smokie is lurking.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Oh man, that's just not right. Why doesn't he pick on those drivers that try to run us cyclists off the road? And what is Ian holding in the store? Is that a very large cookie?

Beth said...

That cookie is bigger than Ian's head!!! ;)

Darn it about the ticket. Hope it wasn't too expensive.

Megan said...

HAha I love the ticket photo. not to laugh at your bad news, but that is pretty cute.

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

omg, did you seriously get a ticket??! I've never heard of that! wow! dang. Well, yeah, I guess we gotta obey the traffic laws like the cars.

Good to know. thx!

Teresa said...

Yep, we get those tickets around here too!! No fun, it messes with your avg mpho on the ride!! Yum cookie...tell me you ate half!! :)

Kim said...

So fun on the bike, and Oh Crap about the ticket! Love that shot of Ian with the cookie.. he looks like REALLY REALLY happy!

GoBigGreen said...

SAdly this happens OFTEN in the msp area. It may even be when there are NO car's around. Crap crap crap crap.
And yes that cookie is huge!

t-odd said...

That street should be renamed "You-Suck-A Dr." That ticket is BS. And that cookie is bigger than Ian's head so that must be one HUGE cookie.

(word verification: "slowi," as in you should slowi down and come to a complete stop and unclip at a flashing red light.)

Kiki said...

Bummer about the ticket. I admire your ability to take self photos while riding, I can't seem to master it, my self pics are more like missing body parts pics!