Handed To Me
First things first- Happy Mother's Day to Wifey, my fave baby maker. She cooked up a good one with B-Man and kicks ass as a mother. Thanks for all your work babe.
Now on to Sunday... I was able to get a ride in before Wifey had to head back to D.C., but sadly it was on the road. I am so burnt on the road. And today I got my my ass handed to me by some left over 20/30 mph winds, church go-er traffic, and wave after wave of SUVs and mini vans getting Jr. and Little Sally to their soccer game.
I've ridden thousands of miles on my mountain bikes over over the years. High altitude Rocky Mountain epics, suburban park single track, race courses, etc., and not once have I really thought that I was "risking" anything. But there isn't a time I ride on the road that I hear a car coming up behind me and don't think "this might be the one".
In today's talk on your cell, text your friend to say "wha-sup?", drink a Skinny Grande Mocha, put on make up, eat a donut, smoke a cigarette, "I only had 8 beers", while driving at 50 mph on a twisty back roads culture- I can NEVER fully relax. Some days I do, others... not so much. And to be honest, when my legs are good and the ride is fun, I rarely think about those things. But on days like today when the wind was howling, and the back roads had unusually heavy traffic, I was glad to safely finish my 2 hour ride and come home to hang with Wifey and B-Man.
My God, have you read/seen the reports from Dirt, Sweat & Gears?? Jeeeezus!! Thank GOD I did not spend coin on a trip to do THAT one. Yikes!!! Mud, mud, mud, and MORE mud. 3+ hours to do a lap? WTF? Of course it WOULD beat the road. ;)
All in all a good week of riding. Well into double digits and some nice miles. Hoping that this week allows for more dirt and lest pavement. But you do what you gotta do to scratch the itch that is cycling habit.