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!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Short Ride

A short ride today -- 15.2 miles during my lunch hour. Pretty good, though, considering I was planning to take the day off. The 2007 total is now 327.6 miles.

Here's a scary forecasts "windy" for Saturday. It hasn't been windy yet?

Cleaned both bikes tonight and fixed the flat on my Bianchi (which I ride in bad weather). Trek was in pretty good shape, but really looks good now. Can't ride any better than I can, though, clean or not.

Another riding observation. Bill gave me a magazine last year that had an article about Riding the Flats. What I've learned, however, is that there are no flats, only roads with hills you never noticed until you saw them from behind the handlebars of your bike.


jennifer said...

I, too, have noticed in my meager biking experience (I've probably biked fewer miles in my life than you have so far in 2007)that even the "flats" have hills never noticed from the inside of a car:)

And, speaking of cleaning, I'm sure Kieran and Isaac will be happy to help you clean either bike the next time they visit!

Jennisa said...

Got your site from Jennifer's blog! Thought I'd stop over and say hello! BIKE RIDING? I'm lucky if I can go a mile! Great job, and I look forward to hearing more about your new skill!