Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Fat butt and another metric gravel century
Had the day off, and plan was ride out on gravel for a metric century. Got off to a slow start, was 9:00 before I headed out the door with frozen V8 juice, and water, 6 lbs worth.
After a ride out of town, and a short highway stretch riding the white fog line, I got on the gravel and got into my rhythm. Had some things that happened with all the family hurts and interactions and riding a bike was the best place to work them out to determine what direction to go. And I did.
Had new music loaded on the IPOD which helps put pep in my legs. Kept and eye on my Heart Rate forced the pace, enjoyed, but I did run out of gas the last 10 miles and just did the pedal home with no zip and zap. I was coated with gravel dust sticking to my sweat coated body, felt like a sugared coated cinnamon roll. The bugs were freak'n vampires again. I put some bug stuff on my ears and neck, but you could not stop anywhere in the brush or in the woods, the bugs came out in mass. A wasp stung me in the gut and when I slapped the lil varmint stung me in the thumb.
Completed Gravel Century #48 for the year.
Packed one of these "lil debbies" I buy them but never eat em everybody else does, including neighborhood lil ones, I did today, wow what a sugar goop ball.
Here's an Algebraic equation. (gravel road + bicycle + pedaling)effort = endorphin buzz.
Ok here is where I need you to be brutally honest with me. With no further ado. DO THESE SHORTS MAKE MY BUTT LOOK FAT????? I need to know, I mean a week from this Saturday I will be mingling with 1000s of other bikers as they arrive in Dubuque for the final day of RAGBRAI. I want to be fashionably dressed for such an occasion.
Ok that's all