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!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Beat the rain

Weather report for today was rain in the afternoon, so I took off for a noon ride. It was quite cool and windy on the 17.6 mile round trip up to the top of the bluffs, along the ridge to Hwy 33 and back with a couple of side loops to add distance. On the ride, I was flagged down by two ladies who were studying a map. They had come up the Bicentennial Trail and were looking to get to the trail to go back down. They had made a wrong turn and were nearly to County F. I sent them back -- they had an extra "loop" in their trek too.

Yes, it did rain in the afternoon.

Total ~ 515.4 miles.

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