Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Went out riding pavement for 20 miles. Legs were working pretty good. Rode along the Mississippi River and parks. See the elderly lady walking the little black poodle in the picture? I suspect she is about 80 years of age. Well I have often seen her walking out on Heritage trail and we always wave. So I stopped and said hello and told her I see you a lot out walking 15 miles from here on Heritage Trail. She said she gets her 10,000 steps in a day. Rock it.
Getting things ready for a day of riding tomorrow. A.K.A. VACATION DAY. Will freeze 2 32 oz water bottles, they thaw out after 20 miles and offer a cool drink. Also repacked everything in plastic zip lock backs in my back wrack after the soaking from last weekend.
The forecast is sunny tomorrow but lots of rain coming after that. I need to prepare better for rain riding. Thee "Lance A." told me to drill some holes in the bottom of my biking shoes to let the water out. Lance rocks the gravel, and winter races, (1st Place Triple D, 2nd place Dirty Kanza, etc.) so he speaks from experience.
That sucked this weekend when rain water was running down my leg and totally filling my biking shoes. If the weather is warm enough then I will just the rest of me soak it up. I ball cap keeps the rain from giving my a eye pounding.


tainterturtles said...

Good luck on your vacation day ride. Fingers are crossed for sunshine tomorrow.

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

It's amazing how long it takes to get a bike and gear back in shape after a rain ride.
Keep it up, Bro.

Clive Chapman said...

My weekly bike cleaning takes me longer than it does to ride my commuting distance!