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, May 17, 2007


Am I blue? Nope. Blue skies and Blue Angels overhead. What a day. The Navy's elite are here for the weekend Deke Slayton Airfest and were practicing today. Awesome. Check out Airfest in the SOME LINKS.... section in the sidebar.

My all time favorite music/video is Van Halen's Dreams played over footage of the Blue Angels in action, this put together for the Blue Angels' 40th Anniversary. Best thing about this video is that it has the Angels flying the A4 Skyhawk. The F/A-18's of today's team are amazing machines, to be sure, but I like the Skyhawk. The pictures at the end of this post were grabbed from the video.

Today really was a blue sky day and again cool enough to appreciate the long sleeves. Only dark cloud? There was a chance my Trek would be ready today, but alas, no call from the shop. But my Bianchi is blue. And I have bright yellow wrap on the handlebars. Blue and yellow, like the Blue Angels. So it was fitting, I guess, that I rode it again today, 55 miles, once again on the river route.

Total ~ 1261.7 miles

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But how does the G force of the Blue Bike Angel compare to that of THE Blue Angels???? Maybe G force is not the correct term.