Sunday, June 26, 2011

Weekend riding pleasures

At about mile 30 of my scheduled Gravel Metric yesterday, I felt something wet misting on my legs, I thought one of my 32 oz water bottles was leaking. Realizing I drank both bottles empty and was on my way to a bottle refill I looked down at my bike frame and saw "green slime" flying around, I said the "F" word. "FLAT"  tire.  The spray of green slime...
I was a mile away from my turn around point and a small town park with a picnic table and water bubbler so I leaned over my handle bars putting all my weight on the front tire, and drifted to the picnic table and with a spare tube, tire levers, and air pump. I was ready to go in short order.
Well that left me with not another spare tube and DUH!!! no tube patches. So for some reason I felt if I ride  as fast I can and  if I get a flat I won't have to walk as far because I will be closer to home, not much cell phone coverage out here in the woods either. The next 30 miles I kept pushing myself, and made it home.

Today was road riding day. Had fun riding through parks, along the Mississippi River front and camp grounds. It was a great ride except the part where the fat guy, smoking a cigarette showed his displeasure of me by passing me close, slowing down along side of me and honking his horn. :sigh: if I could only be a manly man like you sir. Freak'n moron!!!!

I received my RAGBRAI registration in the mail, I tried to hide it from Creepy Baby, she found it.  I don't want to take her along, however, she has other plans in mind.

Well thanks for visiting, Monday through Friday, here we come.


dawn marie giegerich said...

Keep smoking, fat guy.

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

Hopefully the fat guy got a flat 30miles from home.

tainterturtles said...

People in cars can be such jerks.

Oh Dave, you gotta take creepy baby with you....she's your good luck charm.

Dan O said...

Fat smoking guy seems really, really intelligent...

Creepy Baby must ride RAGBRAI, with many pictures/posts as proof.