Being Fat & Riding Skinny
Wow, almost a week since the last update. I am becoming one of those slack bloggers. Wait, I always was. Only now I am more ireevlevent thatn ever!
The past week has not been my best for riding, but still managed to get some hours in.
I think I had one brief gravel road ride earlier in the week and wasn't able to ride again until Friday afternoon. For the sake of of time and the want to ride with someone else for a change I headed out with my friend Mike to dodge raindrops on the road.
Did a nice 42 mile loop and didn't get rained on until the last freaking mile back to the house.
The ride was fun, the roads weather held out for the most part and it was nice to ride with someone else. Of course it did spawn this exchange...
Mike: "You don't ride with people on the road often, do you?"
Me: "Not at all, except for the couple times I've gone with you. Why am I that bad of roadie?"
With Wifey and B-Man out of town for a few days I had the night to myself. I ended up meeting Mike and his lady friend out at the Tap Room to watch the Tigers get their asses spanked by the Blue Jays. Then we made an additional stop. That was unwise and I ended up staying out later than I wanted and sleeping in later than I should have.
After an hour or so of some work and breakfast I got ready to ride. For some reason I was drawn back to the road today. Pretty freaky for me. Not sure why, I just had no desire to ride on gravel and didn't feel like driving to mountain bike, even though that was my orginal plan.
I ended up doing the same exact route that Mike showed me yesterday. Pretty sure there is only about 600 feet of climbing over the 42ish miles, but it's still a nice loop.
Funny how today was the same but different. Yesterday it was cloudy and rainy, today the sky was brilliant blue and the sun was full on. Yesterday I still had water left in my bottles, today my bottle were drained at mile 35. Yesterday I rode with Mike, today I rode alone, etc., etc., See the same. But different. Who says I can't mix things up??
I should ride dirt tomorrow. I should also do a ton of work. Either way. It's been a good couple rides, even if it was on the road and on skinny tires.