A few weeks ago, my 9-year-old daughter, Sasha, and I completed our first tandem century together. It was a big goal. I’ve done a bunch of solo century rides, but bringing a wee one along for 6 or 7 hours of riding, not to mention pulling her and a 40-pound tandem bike over 100 miles… well… I wasn’t sure we were up for the challenge!
But we are firm believers in the power of the possible. So on a cold and rainy Saturday morning, Sasha and I woke before dawn, donned our matching Young Miss Collection Moxie jerseys and jackets, piled on lots of layers, and hit the road!
What follows is Sasha’s retelling of our epic adventure.
last weekend i rode the Goldilocks bike ride on Saturday September 24 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Goldilocks has the option of riding 20 miles 40 miles 60 miles 80 miles or a 100 miles. Me and my mom did 100 miles on the tandem. it was fun but hard.
before we were able to ride Goldilocks we had to train for it the trail we trained on is called the Murdock we were able to do 60 miles before Goldilocks came.
before we started riding Goldilocks at starting line i felt scared that we wouldn’t going to be able to do 100miles.
the weather at Goldilocks was really rainy and cold we had to where two layers of coats. i rode with my grandma and the hardest part of the ride was this canyon that was pretty but it had some big hills. my favorite view was when we were riding by a field of flowers the funniest part of the bike ride was when a herd of cows were in the road and we had to get off are bike then get back on. when we finineshed the ride there were people cheering for us for example my dad [who is crazy] my sister and some strangers.
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