Fine By Me
I had an inner glow of smug self satisfaction the other day when I knew I was out riding in the sun and pristine blue sky and most of the east coast, including my former home town, was under a blanket of grey clouds and rain. Something I put up with for 39 of my 39.5 years, and probably is the cause for most of my mental woes. Ha! Well I publicly apologize for my smugness. Now can I get my sun back? I mean I dig the warmer temps we had today, but this Western PA-Type rain and grey could leave now and I'd be OK with that.
When I walked B-Man to school today in the pouring rain, I figured today was a washout for riding and I would end up doing nothing or returning to the gym like yesterday. Yeah, yeah, I went to the gym yesterday and it was super lame. I did some StairMaster, two of my five weight workout and then realized "WOW, this is stupid!!" and left. No getting around it, the gym is good for one thing and one thing only- Biding time until the season starts, and looking at hot college girls in workout gear. Oh wait, that's two things. My bad. Well it's the season and school is out of session, so other than that 50 year old lady with the big... ah.. um.... biceps?... OK, OK, let's just say there is NOOOOO reason to go to the gym if you can ride.
Anyway, I assumed a ride today was out, well I assumed wrong. After some heavy AM rain, and a morning of work on XXC #12/xxcmag.com, the rain moved out, and left me with a window to get some miles in before lunch and fetching B-Man at school. SWEET!
The skies were grey, but the temps were warm and nice and humid (I sort of like that for riding), and even better, my legs felt pretty damn OK (for being two big white meat sticks filled with cheese and beer). The winds weren't as bad as on Tuesday, but to make up for it the dirt roads were a mess of soft, wet sand and mud. But f*ck 'em! That was fine by me, it just made the 2 hours of "doing stuff" that much harder, thus making me more likely to maintain my mid packness (I hope). Which is again... fine by me. Suckers.
I'd say about 85% of the two hours was dirt, the rest was low traffic pavement. I saw a bunch more deer, and a bunch of (jive) turkeys out doin' their thang. I will say I am not a hunter type at all, but damn they make some big deer and turkey up here. EEESH! Giant ass turkeys!
Annnnnyway I got two hours in when I thought I would get none in, and that is fine by me. Really, anytime I can ride is fine by me.