The hour he suggested we meet was ungodly early. This was a good thing though, we were able to wrap up early.
It was dark on the way to the trailhead.
I decided to forsake the gravely trail and took to the street that ran parallel to the trail. There, I met with a set of railroad tracks, didn't ride over them properly and went down hard on my left arm when the wheel slipped into the tracks. I got up slowly, testing my arm and shoulder because I heard a snap when I hit the asphalt. Nothing felt broken or out of their sockets. Maybe the snap was just my snap-crackle-pop prone neck? I knew I'd have a nice mark on my arm though. It swelled up considerably by the time we got to the bakery and had a nice blue shade.
|Hubby will tell me "I told you so" if he hears about this!|
|Looks like these tracks used to serve the Heinz plant|
|Damn you, wet railroad tracks!|
I got hubby a small burnt almond torte... that's his favorite. I had a heck of a time deciding what to get for him... there were so many wonderful choices! I almost got a tiramisu too. I considered some bacon cupcakes for me, but I restrained myself.
On the way back, S got a flat. This was her 3rd in the past month. I watched her working in the hopes I'd learn something useful.
|The fix-it DIY repair station in front of the Bike Pittsburgh offices.|
My knee also got very angry on the way back. I was limping and pedaling with one leg by the end of the trip. I'm icing it now and plan on soaking all of today's injuries in alcohol.
A very good time was had in spite of my agony and I got to know all these wonderful folks a bit better. 32 miles logged. I'm not sure that I'll be able to break this record for a while.
2014 YTD Miles: 113