Saturday, January 16, 2010

Just riding around

Rode 40 miles out on trails today. I am woofing down a granola bar and I hear this buzzing noise behind me. Did not have to get off bike and push once today, nor did I fly off the bike. Snow was compacted nice, my tires did slip and slide a lot a Pugs would have rode faster. I maintained about 7 mph. My tires wasted a lot of energy spinning out. I am going to try my "Big Earl" tires instead of the studs tomorrow.

Got back in town before dark so I rode over to Ma and Pa's house to shoot the chit with em. Dad had to come out and look my bike over. He is 85 years old and up to a couple of years ago he was still bicycling. Now his joints tell him not to do that anymore.

Here is my papa, he is my hero, simply an incredible man, WWII marine vet. Always took time for us, all 5 of us kids. Just a wonderful father. He is in the kitchen learning to cook to help my mama out.

Below is my mama, mama doesn't feel good lately. Kidneys are not doing well. You never hear her complain. I know she has trouble getting up the stairs and doesn't move around a whole bunch any more. She is a sweet heart.

So sure enjoyed the day out on the trails. Have some work to do on bike yet. Tomorrow I am gonna get up and do er again.
Thanks for stopping in.


Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

Nice to meet your parents, thanks.

tainterturtles said...

Mom and dad look like nice people. Wow, look at all those framed photos behind your mom....very nice.

Glad you had a good ride.

Dan O said...

They look like great folks.

That is an amazing amount pictures hanging on the wall.

That's usually a good sign of great family life.

Akmal Hizam said...

So sweet of you to drop by and visit your folks, Dave.
That's an E type Topeak MTX Beam Rack on the rear, I see. What bag is perched atop it? I'm thinking of getting a set for myself, too.

MrDaveyGie said...

Hi Akmal, thanks for your comments. That back bag is an old one from Performance. It works well and is insulated to keep fluids cool or from freezing.