Bad-Ass Women on Bikes

On Tuesday Team Fleur de Lis had its first team ride ever. It was AWESOME. Their were 6 of us that showed up to ride the park and show off some nice looking kits. We met at Bicycle Sport and rode through the lovely Seneca/Cherokee parks that Louisville is so lucky to have.

This was my first time riding with a group of people and when the park was so full of other people. I would say there were about 3000 (no exaggeration) people enjoying the parks that day, it was 80 degrees and beautiful. Lots of new challenges and a great way to learn new bike handling skills.

My goal was to hold on. It was a “no drop” ride but still I wanted to see the leaders the whole time if not keep up with them. I did it and got to lead for a bit. I was not always right up there with them but I could always see them and the main thing that held me back were the hills (please see previous blog post about me and hills). New goals are to work on hills and standing up for more power.

I really enjoyed this ride. It felt great to get out there on my bike, enjoy the weather, and learn more things about riding and about myself. I can tell that I am getting strong in mind and body. I am pushing myself more and more and become more comfortable in the saddle. I think I would have kept riding if it had not been for the sun setting. I do not have blinkies  (flashing lights) on my bike yet but should by next week so I can go a bit longer.

If you are a girl bike rider in the Louisville area  and want to join us we meet at 6pm in the parking lot of Bicycle Sport. For now we are going at an easy pace as not to drop anyone but as time goes on we will pick it up.


It’s my Birthday!!!

I love my birthday and always have. This year I was not going to really do anything special just hang out with friends and family and call it a day. BUT my wonderful sisters had other plans and I could have been more surprised and touched by what they did.

I have to give them props on keeping it from me and pulling it off. My big sis text me today saying that her car broke down and I needed to pick her up from work. She sounded all panicked and stressed so I did not question it and it is on my way home from work so it made sense for to swing by and get her. Now something most of you do not know is that my sister works for a kids party center that host parties for kids. She tells me she will be in the back cause she did not want to deal with people so just come and find her when I get there.

I pulled up to KaZoing Party and Play leaving everything in my car and not even locking it, I was only going in for a few minutes right? I was told she was in the Glamour Party room. As I walk up I see her standing there in a crown and it still not did not hit me until I step in the door way and hear SURPRISE.  They got me 100% and it was AWESOME. They even got me a sparkly crown, a princess party dress and mini cupcakes. Sis even let us all go play on the big bouncys. How fun!

After the bouncy fun we hit the runway in our princess outfits and had a blast just being silly. I could not ask for a better family and such wonderful sisters. I am truly blessed to have them and can never express how grateful I am for all they do for me and others.

Yes I love PINK, being a princess and being a big kid.

The Surprise
The Best People on Earth
Bouncing is hard work
Girls just want to have fun
Me as Snow White
Cupcakes, YUM!
Princess Love
I love balloons