Saturday, May 15, 2010

On the road again

A good day on the pedals. Wandering around the gravel roads in North East Iowa for 65 miles worth. Had plenty of pedaling pep. Rode hard the whole way. Perhaps not riding for three of the last 5 days had something to do with that.

Made my usual stop at the "Cement Slab Cafe" Their menu was sparse again. They had "health food" this time. I had a Kashi bar and mineral water. However when you've been pedaling for several hours and feeling a "bonk" you want something like the largest Snicker Bar manufactured on earth and a high octane Mountain Dew. Oh well you gotta suck it up when your rough'n it, right?
There was plenty of bugs to sample. Several made their way into my mouth. Nothing like your mouth wide open sucking air, and a bug goes in. Sometimes you can catch them before they go past the point of no return and spit them out. Otherwise you try to work them back out, and when that fails try to swallow them into a stomach acid death. Ewwwwwwwwwww!!!! Well it's part of the outdoor riding thing.

My camera's battery stopped working, shame too because of what I saw, and couldn't take a picture. I had a 10 foot alligator chase me for several miles and a alien space ship land in front of me and try to take me back to their planet, Zeon, for a full examination. Good thing I could out pedal them, and not be captured.
Oh don't worry I'm not nuts, it's just the voices in my head that are. :-)

Well back on the bicycling road tomorrow.
I'm watching the DVD "Bicycling Dreams" again, if you have not seen it, I highly recommend. It is a film of the RAAM race across America. The riders are incredible, and an inspiration to me.


Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

Space ships and body exams...that's a ride!

Dan O said...

The bugs sounds tastier then anything found at the "Cement Slab".

I'll have to check out that DVD you mentioned.

Last time my camera battery died - I spotted Elvis riding a really nice DeRosa. He kicked my ass.

tainterturtles said...

I too experienced lots of bugs yesterday. Bugs hitting my face, body, head etc. When I got home and took off my riding clothes, one of those buggers got inside my sports jersey was totally zipped! How does that happen? Geez

Did you say alligator? Spaceship? Are you sure you ate a Kashi bar??????????

Bill G said...

Great post Dave - aliens and alligators - all in Iowa - amazing!

Anonymous said...

Isn't that always the way it happens with aliens? Electrical power goes dead just before they arrive!