OK, I had a few nay-sayers this week, who called and commented that I had better get after my training. Well, I am proud to say I rode 3 hours (for a total of 35 miles) on my new bike toward training this week. Yes, I needed the push … so thank you! On the other hand, I was glad to see the cold, rainy weather today because I’m pooped! I couldn’t even keep my eyes open last night by 10:00 p.m. and definitely don’t remember my head hitting the pillow.
I also want you all to know that for me to train it is an effort … whine, whine … I have to physically put my bike in the back of our truck and drive to a paved surface. Not Highway 150 either, because that’s just asking to get killed. Drivers on that stretch of rode have nothing but contempt for people on bicycles!
Anyway, will follow up next week. This is commencement week here at Upper Iowa University and just want to say, Congratulations to all the graduates. Enjoy your day tomorrow! You earned it! I hear it’s going to be sunny, too!
Btw, I swallowed one bug on Tuesday night and my chain came off a total of five times. If this is a foreshadowing of my RAGBRAI ride, it ain’t going to be pretty…