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

Thursday special

Bob, one of the engineers in my group at work, related this story to me today. He and his wife have apparently been talking about my upcoming ride. Turns out she works with someone who has ridden extensively. When she mentioned that I was going to do one leg of a cross-country ride, he asked, "Which part would that be?" She told him it was Seattle to Missoula, to which he replied, "He's nuts!" Later, Shirley asked me how that made me feel. Well, it seems as if Bob's wife's friend knows me!

AND... check out the departure count-down clock. It is working its way down to 5:06 a.m. on June 16, 2007, the scheduled departure time of our flight to Minneapolis.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I like your countdown; where did you get it?! Mom said you wanted to know how to put music on your blog. I got mine at It's pretty easy, you just pick your song, get the code and post it on your blog's layout.

For what it's worth, I think you're a little nuts, too! :)