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What to do When the December Forecast is For Warm?

by on December 2, 2012

The next two days could be the best weather it will be for December this year.  Lows are in the mid-40’s to 50.  Highs are in the low to mid 60’s.  Winds are light and from the south.  I’ve had a long 8 day emotional stretch of work with no time off.  What can I do?  Bike ride!

I started planning a ride a couple of days ago, but the ride I wanted was not to be.  I settled for the familiar “Sailing Down to Solomon’s”, content to ride it alone either Monday or Tuesday.  I settled on Monday.  Crista, the route owner was very accommodating for a late registration.

Much to my surprise, Clint said he would ride with me.  So, tomorrow we will start at 7:00 am in the fog that is forecast and ride all day as a recovery for my crazy week.  It will be good to have company.  It will be great to ride and focus on counting banana peels and managing my nutrition/hydration.  I plan on traveling light.  That means a front bag, and not much more.  No rear “trunk”.  I cleaned and lubed the chain.  I found a front flat on the bike I’m riding, and replaced the tube.  I’m ready to go.

December 2010, two years ago, was my first 200k.  This will be my 17th ride of that distance or more.  I really am looking forward to it.

Catching up with the stats:

Month of November: 528.2 miles
2012: 5,503.6 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 19,357.2 miles

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One Comment
  1. prmarym-z@comcast.net permalink

    Happy trails! Mary

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