Friday, May 6, 2011

My pedals want me

Doing lotz of things, lotz of things going on, been busy, but I like busy.

I received a couple of letters from two different local bike shop owners this week about attending a meeting the Conservation Committee meeting, regarding a home owner wanting to stop completion of a bike trail that has one small non finished piece to make a 31 mile country trail complete. A trail ride I have rode thousands and thousands of miles on. This missing piece disconnects the trail from the city.
So I was all set to give it to em, to get up and speak, this was close to the heart to me, some anger, was stirring in me and I wanted to challenge who would challenge this.
Due to circumstances beyond my control I arrived late, too late to speak. I walked in late, and picked a chair next to Parrish, LBS owner and bicycler extraordinaire. He tapped me on the shoulder and said it was all over and motioned for me to go to the back and talk, local bike club president Joe, and one other guy followed us to the back.
Well long story short, the 'other guy' was the home owner, he shook my hand, said he was sorry, said he was all for the completion of the bike trail. The problem was, with it's design, and the raised trail would build a damn, and every spring his commercial property would flood, the DNR had agreed tonight, and more studies needed.
I was glad I was running late and didn't shoot my mouth off. Seems I often shoot my mouth off before listening to the whole story, like Judge Judy says, there is a reason we have two ears and only one mouth.

Been working it. Stretching lotz. Lifting weights, riding every other day. Trying to work out some joint inflammation problems I've been having. Tonight I ride a  Time Trials 5 mile loop around my home area, totally hilacious, for 5 laps. I won't  be timing myself, however. This hilly course makes old man legs like mine scream and beg for mercy, I'm not ready for that yet. My doctor wants me to do a 24 hour pee in the bottle test so I stay close to home and then he will analyze, to see. I don't know what he wants to see but I guess that's his business.

Tomorrow my hopes are to ride a bunch.

Here is a picture of my 87 year old papa, with two of my brother's 6 children. My dad still works out every day, and is very serious about stretching, the proof is in the pudding, he is in great health, and still working.

I like this house on my TT route. .

Couldn't resist took a breather from TT and rode some trail with my roadie.

Visiting with grams and gramps. Take time to visit those you love in your life before this is the only way you can.

Ok time for nitey nite, hopefully looking for some mileage tomorrow.


tainterturtles said...

Your dad isn't missing a beat...what a handsome guy!

Hang in there Dave, you're doing the right thing. Hope your ride goes well tomorrow.

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

Enjoy the ride.

mrbill said...

Looks like you have a good plan, glad your riding a bit, have a good weekend.
You can't go wrong, following Judge Judy's advice.

dawn marie giegerich said...

Oh no, they've wired Sonny!

Bill G said...

Judge Judy is smarter than the average bear - I tell my children that all the time but I don't always adhear to the plan :)