First One Down
Got my first ride (not counting the 2009 Lumberjack 100) on Michigan soil (ok pavement) in. Really enjoyed it. Well at least for the most part. The wind was a relentless bitch! Dear God! It had to be gusting up to 30+ mph or more at times. Turning right to go straight type stuff.
The ride was mostly flat with some rollers, but the wind made it seem much harder than it should have been. Using a compact crank on the Campeon, and I never had a need to shift in the front. While the wind did make some of the roads a bitch, it DID make a few miles unbelievably fast. I mean 35+ mph on a false flat! Jeeeezus! That was a tad freakish. Fun! But freakish.
Took a few pics, but like a nub I forgot my camera cord to upload to the MacBook (EDIT: as you can now see I was able to later upload a couple pics by transferring the card to Wifey's camera. I have some others but they are on the camera's internal memory, so they will have to wait). So it will have to wait until I get home next week. I loved the rural-ness of the ride, and the fact that while this ride was a dog nugget under 50 miles (51 according to my bike computer), it could have really been as long as I wanted it. There is an infinite amount of back roads to ride, and pretty damn easy to find your way around since EVERYTHING is on a big ass grid. I could REALLY do without that wind, but I guess it just made up for the lack of climbing.
Not much else going on today. Might try to get another ride in tomorrow, but for now I'm just going to enjoy the post ride glow of the first one up here.