Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bicycling and Parties

Spent the 4th of July weekend riding bicycle. Imagine that. :-)   Rode Metric gravels Saturday and Sunday, tried eating 100 calories of carbs every hour or less. That is all it took to keep from seriously bonking as mentioned in an earlier post. Was able to ride a lot stronger, ride until my legs had no more on Monday, much prefer that style then to be hit with wipe out overall fatigue. It was fun.

At my turnaround point on Monday noticed my sidewall was starting to bulge outward. Reduced air pressure and thought I will just ride as far as I can before tire failure with no repair possible. Well tire held up, and is now in the garbage can.

Did some road riding too. Does wearing roadie shoes, and riding a road bike on pavement make me a roadie? 

Pedaled down to Joshua's house, my oldest son's house on July 3rd. He and his room mates live right underneath one of the most spectacular fireworks show one will ever see. There is over 100,000 people in the immediate area to watch the show.

He was having one hell-uva party. Keggers where flowing, mixed drinks were going down, check out his front yard.

My  son Caleb was there too. He put his bicycle in the back of the car parked and pedaled the rest of the way because you couldn't even park with in a mile of the place.

The next morning I pedaled back down to check out the "morning after"

I was glad I was not inside some peoples' heads that morning.......
Pedaling around I ran into John, he was making a killing on empty beer cans,

John found a few unopened cans of beers on his can hunt and not wanting to waste any he was downing a 'warm one' on his ride to cash in his bounty. I tried to hook him up with my son Josh, and collect the cans but Josh would not answer the phone. Go figure.

Ok it is now Tuesday night, I am watching thee "Tour" don't know who won it yet, but they are getting close.

See ya,


dawn marie giegerich said...

Wow, red and blue cups, patriotic tablecloths. The boy is a decorating wizard. I remember those parties - they are way past me now. Content with the couch, a good book, a comforting drink.

tainterturtles said...

Geez, what a party! Good job for getting in those metrics over the weekend.

A roadie ride? Sorry, the shoes just don't count....

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

I think we're all watching the tour.
Very cool finish!

Steph said...

Looks like a fun party!

Dan O said...

Wow! Happy July 4th...