Saturday, January 8, 2011

Zen and the art of bicycling.

I think I'll bicycle to Dyersville and back today in snow, just to show my demons who's boss. :-)

The above comment I left on my sister's blog this morning got me thinking,

In bed after 11:00 last night  up before 6:00 this morning, seems that's how I sleep. Restless. I have today off work, it's 9 degrees F with a wind chill of -8, and I am waiting for the sun. The thoughts of trying to put  many miles on a bicycle, alone, across a icy, snowy path has made my mind want to get up and get going more then  the need for adequate sleep.

I don't watch what I eat, never really did, the only time I have restricted my usual massive amounts of junk food was in the 80s and I needed to make weight for Power Lifting competitions.
I don't smoke, smoking would really mess up my hill climbing fun I have on a bicycle in this city of hills. I think somebody said it is bad for you too.

My left knee is acting up too much lately. I could have left well enough alone back in 1970something and not took on a man 100lbs bigger then me for his verbal challenges he threw at me, but 22 years old, drunk, cocky and stupid, didn't think that way then.

But now over 35 years later, the knee, is still a problem. The problem is it is limiting how far and how hard I want to ride a bicycle. This month on the 19th I'll have my doctor try a type of lubrication injection, maybe it will help.

My bike is ready to roll, today's ride will be the Trek HardTail with studded snow tires. I got everything ready last night, she's ready to go, leaning against the dining room table, waiting to be rolled out the front door. Birgit never complains about that, she just says 'make sure you come back to me' My mom used to tell me your lucky Dave.

So today I'll ride, I see the sun coming up, time to get ready and go.

Oh, one more thing, if you didn't pick your favorite bicycle on my previous blog, please do so. I'm really curious what is your favorite. Even if you only ride one bike, pick the bike you would own if you could have your pick of any. Thank you.

Thanks for stopping by,


Melissa in MN said...

I am jealous of your exercising today. I too got everything set up and ready last night, to prepare for sneaking out of the house before dark for a 13 mile run. My sinuses had other plans. I came home with FOUR prescriptions. Argh.

tainterturtles said...

Your such a trooper Dave and Birgit is a saint!

I left my bike comment on your lost.

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

Brigit got a sister?

MrDaveyGie said...

LoL Tom, yes Birgit has two sisters one in Germany, Marion and one in Co, Sabine, but there both very very mean.

Oh and Birgit said they do not allow bikes in the house.