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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A day on the bike.




The weather peeps said 67 degrees and partly sunny today. It was 53 degrees when I left, and thought it should warm up fast, and didn't pack a lot of warm wear. At 30 miles out, the wind was blowing, it was starting to rain, and I was cold!!!!
I turned my IPOD radio on and the weather report came on telling me it was raining, windy and 53 degrees. So with fingerless gloves, shorts, and a light wind breaker on I was chilling. I stepped up the pace, pushing myself, to help stay warm. Riding on a road on top of a ridge, I decided to drop down onto a valley road and get out of the wind.
Stopped at the "Cement Slab Cafe" they were closed, fortunately I packed the American staple, PBJ.


Rode a gavel Metric Century and some more. I am taking the time to stretch out every day. It takes time and patience, but I gotta stay on it. Shoulders and other moving parts are feeling well. Looking forward to riding these back gravel roads this year.

So, over and out,
time for some zzzzzzzzzzzs.
Thanks for visiting
Dave

5 comments:

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

Those weather guys...

Craig said...

Looks like you're catching back up on those metrics. That's gotta feel good.

Dan O said...

53 degrees and rain? That would qualify as a nice day here in Seattle - at least lately...

You gotta include some photos of the "Cement Slab Cafe" we've heard so much about.

mrbill said...

I'm afraid it's going to be a while before it's chilly around here. Really glad to see you out enjoying the bike. Good advice on stretching, always nice to be reminded. Stay upright!!

Bill G said...

Be prepared Sir David of Dubuque. Better to shed than freeze :)

Great ride though. Have a great week.