Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July, y'all!

This is in my top 3 holidays all year. Hang out with your friends, drink some cervezas, eat some meats. I partake in all of the above with great vigor. As we say in Texas, yeah buddy.

I was invited to a barbecue at my friends' house about 6 miles south of here and decided to bike it because why not. This was to be 12 miles, more than twice as far as I've been biking in a day recently. But it's a route I've done a thousand times and I arranged for any contingencies so with my safety net in place, everything was a go.

Now, I don't like to show up to a party empty handed, so I spent the morning tending to an oven full of homemade Spicy Dr Pepper Pulled Pork. I attached my basket to my bike and added my delicious meats, some sodas, and some sangria into the basket and breezily pedaled the 6 miles with my special delivery.

Meat and beverages make you welcome at any occasion.

A grand time was had by all - I was one of many people who brought food and soon we had a spread that covered the kitchen table. I feasted like a Viking god at Easter. After many, many trips back to the food and drinks, my friends were off (entertainingly enough) to attend the Thursday Night Social Ride. I have work tomorrow, and am not yet comfortable doing 30+ miles, so I pointed my wheels homeward, distinctly lighter in terms of cargo.

Feeling frisky!

As I headed home into the rapidly setting sun, I found myself wishing you could take a picture of the sensation of summer evening wind through your hair. But maybe that feeling is a bit universal.

All the businesses were closed for 'Murica Day.

I rode at a relaxed pace, which at my current fitness level was plenty. Before I knew it, I'd passed all my major landmarks and pulled up to my house. Time for a shower and some sleep. Good night!


  1. Hi Annie. I'm an Annie too. I recently discovered your blog. I'm rooting for your full recovery so you can get back to what you love: cycling. I'm a swimmer also, though not a weightlifter.

    1. Thank you! I've read your blog in the past, it's quite fantastic!