Saturday, November 27, 2010
1st Metric Dirt Century of 2010 March 13th 2010
100th Metric Dirt century of 2010 Nov. 27th
So I did say this, back in April 11th. I really didn't do the math, I didn't realize that most of my days off work would need to be spent with butt on saddle. I didn't even have a century in this year until March 13th. I didn't realize at that time, that I would need to ride in thunderstorms, wind, mud, and tiredness. After around 40 Centuries, I began to realize that I need to stay on this to complete 100. There were some weekends that had commitments and I couldn't ride. As important as riding is, I knew it couldn't subtract from family times.
It seems like all 100 rides were the same in some ways, and all incredibly different in many other ways. Most of the rides are a blur in my memory now. The purpose of bicycling is for the moment, and not for the goal. My goal is over now, but tomorrow, I'll go do it again. I'll ride.
Some biker buddies have written me and said thanks for the inspiration. I'm grateful if I was, but you guys and gals are my inspiration, your out there riding, and I get bik'n energy from reading about your rides. So thank you.
Today's ride being a bit celebratory, I found out that not all fluids freeze at 22 degrees Fahrenheit.
My shadow joined me in today's ride.
Another reason out of many, to ride a bike, the sights that you see, I did not see another bicyclist the entire 63 miles.
Thank you for visiting.