finally, after what seems to be forever, deanna and i got out on a ride together saturday night. it seems like no matter how hard we try, there are just too many hurdles. grandma was gracious enough to entertain the boys for a while, giving us a couple of hours.
i wanted to take a more challenging route, since she is in better shape now. we went toward kirkwood via eddie and park, up past grants farm, and then rott road. some of the hills were tough, but she is definately climbing better. we took geyer to adams, then through some beautiful side streets down to grants trail. there we kicked it into high gear. deanna is much better on flat ground, so i was rapping it out in the 53/16 with her still on my wheel. i was impressed, as was the tall guy on a trek 2300 who stayed in our draft for a while. after we stopped at a light, he told us how hard it was to stay in our draft. i told him to hang on, because we were going to kick it up a notch. the mrs had her whip going, so i went faster. 2300 guy got dropped. then we started doing some paceline stuff so she could get better used to rotating and maintaining speed with other riders.
it was great. we rode for 1:45 and it was a blast.