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 15, 2007

Going, going, ....

Almost gone. This is the last posting before the ride, From now on, I'll be writing in my journal. That's it to the right. I do not plan to add to the blog during the ride, but will add one posting for each day of the trip in the week or so after I return.

There is a new link in the "Some Links..." section on the sidebar. It is a live (updated once each 5 minutes) view of Stevens Pass, where we will go "over the top" of the Cascades sometime on Monday.

Thanks for working through the training with me. I hope you enjoy the ride too. Me, I'm looking forward to it with much anticipation and more than a little apprehension.

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