60 More & A Dozen Roses
Wow, what a two days of great riding. Yesterday a planned 35ish miles turned into 53, followed by some brews with friends at the Tap Room last night. Then today ANOTHER 60 miles of gravel grinding with those same friends. Just Titz-tastic™ weekend.
My legs HURT last night as I walked up the stairs. This morning I felt great, a little tired from the late night beers with Chris, but still good. A good breakfast led me to Mo-Mo to hook up with Chris, Mike and Ryan for some Michigan gravel grinding. The plan was for 50 miles... we did 60 and it was damn fun!
I REALLY expected the worst for the ride. A long, slow ride in the wind yesterday, followed by some less than stellar recovery and sleeping last night REALLY had me expecting super dead legs and a want to die. That really never happened. I felt great the whole ride and finished strong at the Mountain Top Brewery for a post ride recovery beer with the guys.
The weather was damn sweet today and only called for some early ride arm warmers that were soon ditched. The wind was strong again, but that just made it harder, which made it better, and "funner."
We stopped for snacks about 40 miles in and I did a super very much not at all scientific research experiment where I pitted the Little Debbie Oatmeal Pie vs The Little Debbie Fudge Round. As much as I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Oatmeal Pie. The Fudge Round knows NO fear and CRUSHED the Oatmeal Pie. Little Debbie Fudge Round = BEST. RIDE FOOD. EVAH.
Gotta split. Shit to do, beer to drink, Wii to play, dishes to do, and smiles to be had after 113 mile in the past 2 days.