Sep 1, 2013


I woke up this morning at 7:00 and decided to get the road bike out and try to put in a few miles before that giant, blazing ball of fire sheds its oppressive heat down on my out-of-shape, fatty, self. The longer I lay in bed, the less chance I have of actually following through with the thought of riding. ... And, so it was, that I aired the tires on the road bike, dug a water bottle out of the closet, stretched my heavy legs and set out into the morning light. Shockingly enough, it was not as hellaciously painful as I thought it would have been. It was a downright awesome little jaunt. 8 miles in total, which is nothing really, but it is something to me these days. The lack of riding I did this summer marked an all-time low for me. I haven’t ridden this little since… before I started riding. And it shows. A lot. But, things can only get better from here. When you’re at rock bottom you can only go up right? Right. Progress.

Ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch.


recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Its that you got out and rode that matters. Sometimes my road bike hangs for a while when I'm. Busy doing other stuff or riding different bikes. Everytime I do get out on it I'm amazed by how fast I feel on it. I kick myself and wonder why I don't ride it more often.

Got out of work early and busted out 30 miles on my roadbike yesterday afternoon. Finished in 1:51 so pretty happy with my fitness now. It was only 60 degrees so I wore tights and long sleeve Jersey. Big change from the previous ride when it was 96 F.

Great to see you've got out on 2 wheels and lucky you finding some local single track for mtb.

Mike said...


Thanks, it definitely felt great to spin the cranks for once. I sure missed it.

These fall temps are great, lets take advantage of them!