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, May 11, 2007

River Run

Just like the "Old Man*" himself, I just keep rolling along. Or maybe I'm Rollin', Rollin', Rollin' on the river...? In any case, it was another ride along the river tonight. Heading south, riding was a breeze. Northbound was breezy, too. The other, in your face kind. My plan was a relatively short ride - just get on the seat for a while. So, I went 2.5 miles south of Stoddard, turned around and headed home, 28.2 miles in all.

My new aero bars came yesterday. Wish I had a bike to put them on. A yo-yo is included. So, do I yo-yo as I ride? It is actually provided to serve as a plumb line when installing the bars, but it is a working yo-yo so I can unwind after a ride, I suppose.

Total ~ 992.0 miles

* Click on the > to listen to a little Old Man River...

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

still would really like to see a photo of you riding, all decked out...