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First Post Sandy Ride

by on November 2, 2012

You may have heard the news.  Hurricane Sandy paid us a visit this week.  Because of her obnoxious behavior, I chose not to ride most of the week.  We expected to lose power in the storm and this was the first time we did not lose it.  In our county, somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 of the people lost power.  In any event, we missed the worst of it.  New Jersey and New York got hit a lot harder than we did.

We had wind and rain Monday – Wednesday.  Thursday I took Lori to the airport early and missed that ride.  But this was Friday … breakfast & fixies!

We woke up to temperatures in the low 40’s F and as I usually do in the fall, I over dressed.  I didn’t want to be cold.  There were just a few of us out, and we had to ride very carefully on the trail.  Wet leaves covered the trail completely in spots, and under those leaves there was a fair amount of tree debris, including small branches.  That made for a relatively slow ride this morning.

We passed a number of stretches of road where the houses were completely dark and we could hear the telltale hum of generators, especially as we approached the Naval Academy Bridge.

When we arrived at the Hard Bean in Annapolis, Byran and Jeff were there and we sat and talked about 30 minutes more than usual.  This was the first time Bryan has been out with us for breakfast since his bike accident in early October when he hit a post, breaking his fork and severely injuring his mouth.  He had 23 cm of stitches in his mouth and the Doctor says he can expect to spend nearly a year recovering from the facial and mouth injuries.  He will likely lose some teeth.  We joked and ribbed him hard, and I think he appreciated it.

The ride back was uneventful.  I called it quits after just 26 miles.  I may be able to ride with the group tomorrow.  Last time I did that there were only 3 of us.  Maybe there will be more this time.

(Note: the most astute observers may notice that I have my own domain now. is mine and is the primary way to connect with this blog.  With that step, I hope to do a lot more than simple ride reports.  Keep watching.)

Oh, and look at that!  I’ve ridden more than 3/4 the way around the globe since January 1, 2010!

This Ride: 26.4 miles
Month: 26.4 miles
2012: 5,001.7 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 18,855.4 miles


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