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!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Do As You Are Told

I always do as I am told. Well, for the purposes of this post, just suspend disbelief and accept it. There is a suggested Preparation Schedule in the General Information brochure that I received from Cycle America a couple of weeks ago. It showed a six-week period prior to the tour and suggested, among other things, that training be 4 days of riding per week with a day off every other day. Today is one of those days. Off days, that is. Sitting on the deck on an absolutely glorious afternoon. With Shirley. Not riding. This is a training plan I can live with!

Total ~ 1818.1 miles

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Turns out I AM training for a cross-country bike ride, too! I'm on the "day off every two days" plan every day!!