Pride Drop

There’s no shame.

But it did hurt my pride.

A lot.

Pride Stop 001

There is no truth in ‘pride goeth before a fall’ on this day.

Because I stopped.  Hung my head when I put my foot down, and let my pride fall.

Before I fell over.

Wise decision.

But.  It.   Hurt.

28 thoughts on “Pride Drop

    • Thanks Viveka. It’s the first time in 14 years I had to stop on a hill. A few times. I have not ridden hills in so very long and I didn’t have the right gears. But I thought I could power up them. And I was so very wrong. 🙂 And it was not Mr. Brown but a friend who rode the charity ride with me. 😉 She powered through the hills non stop!

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  1. You are a snickle fritz!
    I believe it was you who signed up for the ride, encouraged as many others ..as many who would listen, did not give up and helped a fellow rider who fell!
    You are a true rider!
    When are we doing 100… The flat one!

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  2. You may have had to stop this time. You may have not had to have stopped the previous time….*shrugs* … you are riding…you are trying that hill…and in my head, it did not defeat you. Compared to 90% of others…. you still rock. And in my head…rock big time nod nods.

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  3. So now you can’t do it all like you used to before the big Pride Drop. The shock of it is, maybe you need to slow down a w-e-e bit. Are your knees the problem?

    For everything, there is a time–and not. *rolls eyes*

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    • Ah. So true. The knees weren’t the problem. I had not been riding the road, the hills, and I didn’t have the same bike I had ridden before when riding hills. Not enough gears, not enough training, too much ice cream…. 😉

      It truly was not the time on Saturday for THAT hill! 🙂

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  4. Colleen, My bike is hanging from it’s rims in my garage, I haven’t found a basket big enough for my machine. I had pride drop a tab bit ago. Hang in there, there are plenty of beautiful level places to ride. — Take care, Bill

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  5. For me it is the inability to pump iron like I used to. Lifting weights with varying degrees of intensity has always been part of my life. But for me it is not a matter of pride. I have come to understand that it is not me at all. Because of global warming 100 pounds on the bar weighs 3 times as much as it did 30 years ago. That’s the answer.

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