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!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Did you see yesterday's post? Well, ditto. The ride part, anyway. As for the other part, forget the ditto -- today was a better day. Much better. Among other things, the credit card issue is already sorted out as UPS delivered new cards early in the afternoon. I shouldn't have really needed new cards, but I guess I'll have to say I was impressed with the service that had them here less than 24 hours after I spoke to a representative at Citi.

Being only slightly redundant: I took the same ride as yesterday, with the same observations. After a brief threat of rain, it turned out once again to be a beautiful evening. My schedule won't allow me to ride tomorrow so I've started a load of biking clothes in the wash. They'll be ready to go on Friday and I'm OK with a day of rest.

Total ~ 1674.0 miles

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