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Catching Up

by on April 23, 2012

Sometimes life gets in the way of writing about riding … but that doesn’t mean that all the cycling has disappeared.

Since we last met: I rode an easy ride on Wednesday.  I skipped Thursday.  I rode the fixie 52 miles on Friday.  I’ve not ridden since.  If you demand an excuse for missing Mosey Monday, I’ll have to say that 42 and rain didn’t seem very attractive to me.  I just might miss Tuesday morning also, although the jury is still out on that one.  The forecast low is 35° F.  I’ve committed to the “Tuesday Night Pizza Ride” which begins at 5:30 pm, and is a little longer than my usual morning ride.  This nor’easter that rolled through here Sunday really has mucked up the weather.  There is significant snow in Johnstown, PA where I lived before moving here, and we’ve had pretty steady rain/drizzle since Sunday morning.

My Flèche ride last weekend got noticed.  Ride With GPS.com had a contest going from Saturday, April 14 – Friday, April 20th.  Of the people who entered and logged miles, I had the single longest ride and placed 3rd overall.  (I think I also had the shortest ride.) They’ve offered me a year of premium service free!  Mike B told me about the contest, but he had not entered his miles as of this morning, so I don’t think he pushed me out of 3rd and he didn’t tie me for longest ride.  His loss!

The next bigger ride is the Ocean City Ride on Cinqo de Mayo, just over a week away.  I’ll only be able to ride one way, and there is a costume/decorations to plan.  I thought about riding the fixie, but I’m not sure I could sustain the speeds we might hit.  I’d need to get a different cog on the fixie for that ride.  I’ll have to look into that.  That will be the next most interesting ride report on the horizon.

Updated stats:

Month: 540.2 miles
2012: 1473.4 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 15,327.1 miles

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