Moving On

The original purpose behind The Fourteen Percent Ride has long since been fulfilled. So, I've decided that Mighty Proud will be the last posting. It just seems right.

But, don't worry. Or maybe you should. In any event, I plan to continue. I'll keep riding. And writing. Click here to come along in my new blog ~ The Long White Line. <-- check it out!


As I've ridden for the last two years, I've picked up on the fact that Shirley, my darling wife, has been more worried about my safety than impressed with my "accomplishments." How do I know this? Well, when I'd come back and tell her, for example, that I'd hit 53.6 mph going down FO, she'd reply, "I don't want to hear it." Being the sensitive sort I figured out, after many such comments, that just maybe we were not on the same page here. But last week, she told me that she would "greatly reduce her focus on the 'fear for my safety' issue." We talked about the tour, looked at some maps, researched nutrition suggestions on the internet, and so on, just enjoying the idea of the ride. How nice is that? Thank you, Shirley!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Back at it

Man it was cool on the ride tonight! A north wind this time. Rode up Bliss Rd., through Barre Mills to the top of II and Anthony Rd. then back. This meant climbing FO, something I haven't done in a few days. Not too bad. On the way up Bliss, I actually passed three young guys on mountain bikes. The mountain bikes were their handicap; mine is being 58 years old. But I do have a good bike, or, as one of the guys said, "nice ride." Then, on the way up II, I went by three riders on horseback. I knew how the horses felt.

Did not count dead animals on this trip.
37.5 miles today. Total ~ 497.8

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