We went on this long road for a while, and it felt like it was uphill the whole time. Big Clyde said it will be down hill when we come back this way, but it didn’t feel that way at all, it felt no easier the 2nd time. It was my longest ride beating the previous record of 15 miles.One goal I had was to ride 25 miles by my 12-year birthday in early October. I did it! Man, it was hard! We did many hills and Big Clyde said I pounced up those hills and he said I’m a mountain goat, which explains today's picture.
When we got up to the top of the hill, my dad took me to this cool area where they built a tunnel into the mountain and we rode into that tunnel. That was kind of my reward for doing such a long ride!
Dad took this picture whil he was riding next to me. I thought he was crazy for riding one-handed, but he can do it.
When I started my training, I was not very comfortable on my bike. I couldn't stand up while riding and I didn't want to go very fast. Now, I feel I can do almost everything. I change gears without thinking of it to help me get up hills. My friends didn't believe that I could do this, but now, they know I can.
Last weekend, we did a 19 mile ride and I knew I could keep going (but was glad to stop). My next goal is to do 31 miles by 10/31. This means that I'll be riding my longest 31 mile ride this coming weekend. The mountain goat will be out there, climbing hills. Wish me luck!
The Mountain Goat