Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday SART an Good To Know People!

Edit: OK so just like I thought. Last night I start feeling really sick., coughing, sore throat, aches and pains. Maybe the flu but no work for me today, sucks! I think it was a lady at work who passed it my way. :-(

So this guy Fabulous Frank, well he is in an industry that really came as a blessing to us this week. I won't say what industry he is in cause I don't want the entire nation sending him messages asking for favors ha ha! But Gina needed a service and it was about $200. Fabulous Frank (I knew there was a reason I called him that! :-P) had mentioned before what he did for a living. Heck came in real handy for us. We had tried to offer him money but he refused. So we had to keep twisting his arm till he finally accepted it. Think, a service comes to you, saves you lots of cash and time, at least take the $50! He had finally accepted it but before he did he said instead of money he would be happy if we let him beat us to the beach one time ha ha! Jut a joke cause he's a strong rider but Gina said that ain't going to happen, she'd rather pay the $50 ha ha! All jokes of course! Frank saved us a bundle of money and time, thanks Frank!

So then todays' ride, man I was really tired today. I guess the 58 hour weeks at work in safety shoes really takes it's toll on the legs. Rode well yesterday but last night I ate a sucky trashy dinner (thanks to an unexpected visitor who stayed till 11:30. Threw me off my regular pasta dinner. So I'm thinking the food was not that hot cause my stomach today was upset all day on the ride. Felt like puking! But we did pretty well. I knew I was not feeling the love today so we did a shorted 35 miler (16.6 average).

Well at our break stop I was not feeling good and I removed my water bottle and left it at the fountain. That is where Joaquin comes in ha ha! We were at the coast knowing he would begin his ride at Edna about noon. So a text and a few minutes later my bottle arrives at the coast to meet me ha ha! Thanks Joaquin.

It was a tough ride today. I pulled most the way but near the soccer fields I finally said uncle and let Jose pull. He was spot on today so a nice steady pull did wonders for my recovery. Gina was riding well and I thought she might end up passing and dropping me. I was truly worried today but finally about he last mile she pooped out. I was so happy ha ha!

Ran into Bad Bob, The Legend Greg and their buddy at the coast. managed a couple of pics. The Legend had a hip replacement a few months ago. I seem to forget about it but he's out and riding well now. No naked guy in the restroom today so the highlight was pretty much having a good conversation with Bad Bob and the boys. :-P

                                                 Fabulous Frank and a happy Gina!

The guy in the red/white helmet caught us from behind then took a break. Kodak moment ha ha!

Jose did a good job at the front today!

Gina's tan lines on her back finally evening out!

I don't ride at the back enough! :-P

I don't hesitate when she tells me to take a selfie, heck I take 2!

Joaquin......and my bottle in his rear cage ha ha!

The Legend with a new hip!

Bad Bob!

Their buddy!

Glad Jose was there to help us today!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

SART with Gina

....and Ron, and Dixie, and Alex, and Jose, and Rick, and a few others! :-P

I managed to slip out of working this Saturday so I had to ride. Nice warm day and Gina continues on trying to even out her tan lines. Started with Jose then later ran into Ron and Dixie on their tandem at Yorba Park. We headed off together then later ran into Alex who hopped on the train. We stopped at Edna Park for a break while the others continued on. At the coast we ran into Rick. Hadn't seen him in a while. He decided to head back with us. Had a nice smooth pace going then later Rick offered to take the front. Held a good steady pace too! Gina did really well again but faded a couple miles form the end. Hey, she deserves it! Haven't been on the bike much so 44 miles at a 17.3 (Garmin)/17.2 (Strava) I was pretty happy with her ride today! Heck we were pushing pretty good toward the beach and passed quite a few guys. A few fell off even trying to hold a wheel so I got to be happy with Gina's performance. :-)

Kind of a strange day today. At the beach some dude decides to sit on the throne with the door wide open. Took a while to notice him there but he's just sitting there. OK now there are children and women around. After a bit I got irritated so I walked up to the door and said, "close the door!". He just said "oh" then swung the door somewhat closed. Door didn't close all the way so one could still see in a bit so I shouted, I should call the cops on you!". No more than 2 minutes later he exited the restroom and headed off. Pretty sure he wasn't taking a dump, but just wanting someone to notice him on the bowl, hmm! OH yeah, a little chat with Bad Bob at the coast.

Then heading back Gina needed to stop at Edna Park as she was getting pretty heated. There some woman is in the lady's restroom shouting and yelling, "Ow Oh Whoah, Wowweee!" while her ghetto guy friends are outside laughing. So she starts screaming that she's going to go out and punch the guys in the face. Umm OK! We headed out pretty quickly. Wanted to get out before the shit started flying! :-P


Ron and Dixie on their tandem (Jose behind them, that's not Dixie ha ha!)


Alex is in there somewhere! A hint of his red helmet.

There he is!

Hmm! Seemed to have dropped a couple guys!

Gina happy with a break at Edna!

Jut one of the guys who hopped on when we rolled by.

The Stranger, Rick!

Some gal playing with her boobs.

Might as well take a pic!

Bikinis are in season!

Heading back with Rick.

Over the shoulder view (Rick)

Behind the wheel view (Rick again)

Just another dude who hopped on when we rolled by.

Gina happy it's over!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sunday Ride (Jus' Me & Gina)

Not much going on but I really wanted to ride. After a 6 day 58 hour work week I had to ride! Didn't feel like it after getting up everyday at 3:30 and 2:45 on Saturdays. Really felt like staying in bed but I want to ride. I know if I don't the day will feel like a waste. So just Gina and i today. Aimee had company and did ride but with her brother and SIL. We saw them on the trail and gave them a wave! :-P

Did see a few of the regulars ride by. Alex, Herb & Alyce, Marcello & wife, Gem, Frank, Jose R. and Bad Bob!  All going the opposite way. But there weren't really many riders on the trail. Heck, heading South after Edna Park we saw maybe one other rider heading our way. Not sure if it was the wind or the holiday weekend.

Poor Gina, she was the only one around so I had to take more pics of her ha ha! My only subject today!

44 miles at 16.8 average. I really wanted to do an easy ride but with the stiff headwind it was ride or die. OK fall maybe, no dying allowed here!

OK,now let's go wash Gina's car for some bonus exercise!

                                                                   Getting warm!

The selfie!

Only ones at the coast

Gina's kissy face!