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 27, 2007

Weekend warmup

A really nice day for a ride, but cooler than I expected. I went out at lunchtime so I could do some chores this afternoon -- change furnace filters, check and lube garage doors and fertilize the yard. Normally Saturday tasks, but it promises to be really good weather for a ride tomorrow. Today, a 20 mile ride, up the bluff again and over to 33. Side trips, too, like up Ebner Coulee, a bit of a climb and an extra 1.7 miles.

Total ~ 535.4

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