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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Big Ride Kickoff

Bike Bentonville
Today was the kickoff for The Big Ride which is a weekly group ride hosted by one of the local cycling clubs and my favorite bike shop.  The ride began on the downtown square and was supposed to start with a ceremonial tour of the downtown area with the mayor.  My friend Mandy and I decided to sneak out of the group before that and headed out on our own.  We were meeting another friend to ride at a stop along the route and didn't want her to have to wait too long for us. 

Pauline, Mandy, and Me
We picked up Pauline and then headed out for the ride.  Mandy is just coming back from a knee surgery so she was only taking a one way ride while Pauline and I were in for the round trip.  We had parked Mandy's car at the turn around point and did she luck out with a nice downhill finish.  It was a gorgeous day and the three of us enjoyed the company and had a nice pleasant ride. 

I ended up with 36 miles which was a little more than I was hoping for the day.  I also ended up with a little after effect from the ride.  My first sunburn of the season:( I completely forgot to put on sunscreen this morning and ended up with crisp burn lines from my jersey and my bike shorts.  Whoops!  


  1. It looks like a wonderful day despite ... the sunburn!

  2. I am starting to do a push to get on my bike more. 36 miles sounds like quite a bit but I hope to do between 25 and 30 one day next weekend.