More Things I Said I Wouldn't Do
Sadly, no ride today. That sucks too, 'cause the sun was out and it had thing warming up a bit more than yesterday (40s!!). Had to finish up some stories, mail some swag, and other fun stuff.
I realized I failed to mention yesterday, that the past 3 rides, I did what I usually do NOT do, and that is ride with my iPod. I'm not really fan, or I should say... I had NOT been a fan. But I figured WTF? I only use one earphone in my right ear, and leave the left open to hear traffic, and motorists screaming obscenities at me.
So far it's been really cool to have some added motivation. Although the first ride, I took Wifey's little pink Shuffle** and I had it loaded ONLY with Motorhead, and ONLY with about 20 songs. FAIL! Lets just say after almost 3.5 hours, there are songs that I'll be fine with NEVER hearing again.
The next couple rides I took my iPod with a very much expanded play list. And was MUCH better. Note: Foals are just awesome to ride to.
Not 100% sure if I could ride in the woods with one, I sort of like to hear what the woods and the mountain are saying. It's good for the head, the mind, AND the brain (comically and karmically speaking of course). I MIGHT be able to race with one ear bud in, at least after a few laps when shit gets boring.
So file all this in the Big Bin Of Things Jason Said He Wouldn't Do along with use front suspension, night ride, ride a 29er, ride a full suspension, wear bib shorts, get a road bike, ride a mountain bike on the road, wear a thong, etc., etc.,
On the plus side of today, I mapped out a 50 mile local ghetto back road loop. So that is pretty sweet. BTW have you checked out the Google Earth "fly over" option on MapMyRide.com? Freaking cool!
**Please note that the Pink Shuffle is NOT an Official Don Powers Approved Manly Cycling Accessory. Along with mountain bikes ridden on the road, and soon to be riding with more than one gear and/or front suspension. Use at your own risk, lest ye be mocked by Don.