I’m ready to go back to work, I need the rest. I rode Trailnet’s Great Pizza Ride, on Monday. For the past six months, Anne and I have been paparazzi bicycling, that is stopping frequently for photo-ops. This leads to low mileage and plenty of rest stops and lots of great blog fodder, but not very good training. It is high time that we change the tempo and gear up for our annual MS-150 charity bicycle ride.
While I was out cycling, Anne was doing the real heavy lifting. She and Dan joined Annie and her Mom to plan this summer’s great western migration. Wagons ho! Both Dan and Annie are going to migrate to Southern California this summer, for grad school in the fall. I’m sure that details will follow.
On Monday, I rode the long ride and got 48 miles. It was hot enough for me, at only 84 °F by my finishing time. I did not stop to take photos. The only picture that I took that is worth publishing is today’s header. I took this picture like the rest of the other failures from the back of my bike. This will be a problem.
I was dead tired by the end of the ride. On the drive back to Saint Louis I drank water and ate Fritos Corn Chips. The water helped me to re-hydrate and the Fritos helped me to restore my electrolytes. But, I loved the Fritos most of all for all those hot and dusty cornfields that I had to ride through. There is nothing like eating your enemy. I feel like the dead gopher in the picture that Frank sent me. Stick a fork in me, I’m done.
Dan and Annie – on your westward journey – beware of Donner pass…
Since Dan (and Pooh) may be driving a U-Haul truck with a car trailer for Dan’s car, we’re planning on avoiding as much of the mountains as possible.