I want natural broncho and vasodilators to pump through me, but still be struggling to haul in enough air to keep up with the big boys. I want the euphoric high to kick in in the middle of the ride and last until after my last après-ride Heineken goes down. I want to ride up and down La Gabelle and see how much better I am on the next ride when the guys are hammering up the hills. I wanna blow perfect snot rockets and shoot refreshing loogies when I'm riding solo. I wanna find new roads and be reacquainted with my old favorites. I wanna give and get "the nod" or the subtle wave. I just want the roads to be CLEARED so it's safe for Rétro to roll outside again.
And, I'm pretty much still the same girl, even if I don't do the après-ride brewskies anymore...
(By the way, Rétro was the name of my road bike back then. Named after the place I was at when I saw who stepped up on the final podium of The Tour de France on July 26 2004.)
Happy riding, boys and girls.