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!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Texas, Day 2

I never thought it would happen. Got in a short ride this morning and there was absolutely no wind! Being in the fitness center of the Tyler Wingate Hotel may have had something to so with that, I suppose. It was a recumbent stationary bike. Like trying to excercise on a Lazy Boy recliner.

Total ~ 901.2 miles*

* Won't count the "miles" on the excercise bike. Oh, and no hills, either.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

You're a real purist: not counting your miles on a stationary bike. I'd be counting any miles I could...I count miles for just looking at someone ELSE riding a bike if I had to accure that many miles.