March 8, 2016

rides with rick: with wi edition

If you have been reading this here blog for awhile (read: six-ish months) then you know that it's a special day when I agree to go bike riding with Rick

In fact, the last time that I agreed to such a crazy thing was September 20, 2015 so that shows you how often he asks how often I say NO

This past weekend while Wi was visiting I knew I was going to have to agree to a special bike riding day. I just knew it! <---this is the part of the blog where you're convinced that I am a psychic. You see, Wi is the female version of my husband. When I want to stay inside and watch Netflix, they want to go outside and watch...nature. When I want to drive to the restaurant that is four miles away, they want to walk to the restaurant that is four miles away. When I want to do anything but put my crotch on a bike seat, they don't want to do anything other than put their crotches on bike seats. See? Same person. Minus the whole one is a man and one is a woman and one is married to me and one is not thing. 

Sidebar: where the h-e- double l are the memory foam bike seat pads and why doesn't the city of Houston's bike rentals have them?

Sidebar sidebar: But really, how do men ride bikes comfortably and/or procreate after riding bikes?

Sidebar sidebar sidebar: Why do people enjoy taking spin classes? And how do they sit down after said spin classes?
 ^^^answer any or all of these questions in the comments and get 10 gold stars...in my mind. 
Sidebars over. 

Holy Wind In My Face Batman. Did you know that bike riding is a lot more enjoyable when you aren't riding through the hell fires of a Texas summer? WHO KNEW?! Apparently I didn't realize that riding in a breezy 78 degrees would be so much better than riding in the humid 110 degrees of May-October. 

This bike ride was....dare I say, fun?! I do dare. It was fun! And breezy. (and beautiful...insert Cover Girl jingle here). I remember riding this same route this past July and stopping at a Whole Foods to get a vat/jug/tub of water. It was the third stop we had made since leaving our apartment and I wasn't sure I could make it anymore. I mean, do you realize how tiring it is to complain non-stop for four miles in the 100+ temperatures? It's exhausting, but someone had to do it so I stepped up to the plate. 

This time when we got to the Whole Foods (after what felt like riding for only ten minutes) I realized how truly pathetic my last attempt at bike riding was. And then it hit me...

dun dun dun

...this bike ride wasn't better because of the weather.
This bike ride was better because Wi was riding with us! 
DUHz. 

Do you have those friends with whom you laugh so hard all the time that you kind of, sort of feel like you might be working out your abs a little bit? Yeah, triple that feeling and that's what being around Wi feels like. Cheapest and most fun ab workout ever. Maybe I should start doing YouTube tutorials of these laughing workouts...? 

Anyways, I hope you've taken away two things from this here blog post:
1- Don't ride bikes in Texas unless it is the month of March.
2- Don't ride bikes ever unless my friend Wi is there.
2.5- Don't ride bikes unless my/your husband is there to play photographer. 

May all your future bike rides be in the cool weather month of March only! Wink.

8 comments:

P!nky said...

My husband sounds like your husband, always wanting to do something active and go go go. Me, I'll go to the gym then take a nap ;)!

Hippie in Heels said...

SO FUN!!!!! I can't wait to visit you and Freds. There must be another bike ride thrown in there so get ready!!! We actually looked at flights for July this past weekend!!!!!

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

The last time I rode a bike was in 2012...the last time before that, no idea...years and years though. And it was a bike tour of Melbourne so I had to drive ON ROADS WITH CARS ON THEM and I hyperventilated the entire time. It was fun, but terrifying and after my crotch was sore for like three days (sorry for that thought). Exercise bikes are super uncomfortable too. BUT part of me actually really wants to buy a bike. I could bike to work! It'd be like working out without actually having to work out. It's much easier to trick myself into exercising than actually just exercising. I think Portland is changing me...soon I'll be a vegan with dreadlocks too.

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

I seriously don't know how people do spin class all the time, let alone the MS150! The bike seats hurt so bad! If you're going to ride bikes, it's definitely best to do it with a friend, and not in the Texas summer. March in Texas is probably the best time of the year to do anything outside!

Kayla MKOY said...

I've never taken a spin class but i always imagine it being super uncomfortable!! Lol! Glad you guys had fun! I love bike riding, especially in HHI!!!

Joey @ Hodgespodges said...

I love this! I went for a bike ride with a friend on Thanksgiving. I hadn't ridden a bike since I was a CHILD!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

lol you are hilarious! i used to love spin class.. if you do it regularly, it doesn't hurt. also, padded shorts. lol.

Regine Karpel said...

Glad I found your blog

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