With two weeks to go, a fifty mile ride and I am D O N E. It took a while, but I didn't want to exhaust myself, and the goal these days is to stay vertical, on the bike and the run. I guess while swimming the idea is to stay horizontal, but that's another post. Today was spectacular with a hint of fall in the air. Michael kindly rode with me, which is a rarity these days, he's so incredibly strong, but what's a taper if you can't go out and ride easy with friends? It was certainly an educational experience for me. Most people might assume that a ride with Michael would be filled with lots of technical advice, but what I learned about isn't fit to print, frankly, so if you, LF, want to know what I learned, you'll have to take me out for a beer or coffee. My education didn't end with our topic of conversation, however. I learned a new route in to town from Waterfall Glen. John told me the other day to NOT ride any new routes, but this isn't a new route for Michael, just myself. It's a perfectly suitable return home, with a bit less traffic and of course alternate routes are always a good thing. But the best part of our ride change was the ride on a section of road formerly a piece of Route 66. Things got better when we turned a corner, and there it was, what I've been waiting to visit for eight years and haven't gotten around to it!!!!!
|My day is over! It doesn't get any better than this!!!!!|
Del Rhea's Chicken Basket!!!! I was in heaven! Too bad I didn't have the fancy camera for this important moment, but the smartphone suited me just fine. I can't wait to go for a ride someday and stop for lunch. Today we were a bit early. I see a new training regime in the works for 2012. Bike ride/fried chicken/bike ride!!!! Change is good! We need to give a new light to our well-worn routine around here.