Redbud Classic is a great race that takes place every April. It's been around for 28 years, and it's a full weekend event. Saturday morning they start with the bike races- 10/30/50 mile races. Then, Saturday night everyone involved is invited to enjoy (for a fee) some pasta at the pond. Sunday afternoon, the event ends with a 5K, 10K, or 2 mile stroller walk. It's a great event. My dad and I have been participating in the race for over 5 years.
Yesterday at 3:30pm I made a rather snap decision. I decided this year I would bike and run in the Redbud Classic. Normally, my dad and I run the 10K race on Sunday afternoon.
Blogger World, I have never entered a bike race. I don't even own a bike. It's true. I've signed up for a bike race, without owning a bike. Luckily, my father was into biking one summer, and has agreed to let me borrow his bike.
I believe I can do the bike portion of the race. It's only 10 miles. I think I can do 10 miles. I biked 8 for the triathlon. Of course, it was with a stationary bike, but a real bike is like stationary. Right?
Yesterday, R&R and I were texting about this race. He gave me some great advice. I'm assuming it's great advice, I didn't understand the advice he was giving me. He mentioned something about gears? Gears? I really have no clue about biking. I don't even know the course for this race. Lord, there's probably some massive mountains on the course. I can all ready see it and I will be cussing up a storm.
Folks, let's hope the 10 mile bike race is full of moms carrying their small children on the back of their bikes. Also, let's all pray for flat surfaces. Oh yes, flat surfaces!