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, June 8, 2007

The Final Push

The last week of training started today. With a day off. I've ridden 198 miles in the last 7 days; that's counting the 0 miles today, too! Tomorrow, Bill and I will take off for a long ride, pushing if not hitting 100 miles. This is as suggested in the Preparation Schedule on page 8 of the General Information booklet. After this, it's 3 two hour rides over the next six days and we are off.

It would have been a nice day to ride today. Of course it was a pretty nice day to not-ride too.

Total ~ 1871.9 miles

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